Chicago Mayor Wants To Bring High-Speed Rail To His City05:51
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends the Leaders Sport Performance Summit at Soldier Field on June 27, 2017 in Chicago. (Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Leaders)
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends the Leaders Sport Performance Summit at Soldier Field on June 27, 2017 in Chicago. (Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Leaders)
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to build a high-speed rail system linking downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. The city has put out a request for qualifications from companies who want to fund, build and operate it. Elon Musk said his Boring Company will submit a proposal.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Joe Schwieterman, professor of public policy at DePaul University in Chicago about the project.

This segment aired on December 26, 2017.

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