Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, is once again proving that an idea can go a long way as long as you stick to it. One of his other endeavors, The Boring Company, has received a written permit for preliminary preparation and excavation for a potential Hyperloop transportation system in Washington DC. The line would link Washington DC to New York, with stops at Philadelphia and Baltimore.
The total trip time between DC and New York would be a mere 29 minutes, something which would no doubt revolutionize transportation. Imagine ending your shift in Washington DC and going back to your home in New Jersey on the same day.
The permit is reportedly for a spot at 53 New York Avenue NE, located next to a McDonald’s and near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
According to a Boring Company spokesperson, if a Hyperloop were to be constructed at the New York Avenue location, it could become a station “ as part of the Hyperloop network of ultra-high-speed main lines and slower city ‘loops’ “.
However, the project is still in its early stages and the bigger picture is yet to be fully explored, according to DC Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s chief of staff, John Falcicchio.
Elon Musk already has clearance from the White House and the state of Maryland to start preparing the Hyperloop site.
Back in July of last year, Musk tweeted that he had received verbal approval from the government to build an underground Hyperloop network along the East coast. While there weren’t any formal agreements in place at the time of the tweet, it has since been confirmed that The Boring company has had positive conversations with the White House over the Hyperloop network.
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
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