29-Minute DC to NYC Connection Gets "Verbal" Green Light

  • July 20th 2017

by Nena Perry-Brown

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29-Minute DC to NYC Connection Gets "Verbal" Green Light: Figure 1

Months after Hyperloop conducted a successful test of its high-speed travel system, Elon Musk is teasing approval of a route connecting DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York — a route and method which would take travelers from District to New York in 29 minutes.

In a tweet this morning, Musk stated that his Boring Company had received verbal approval from the government to construct this route. He elaborates in a subsequent tweet that the route would travel to each city center and would include “up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city”.

29-Minute DC to NYC Connection Gets "Verbal" Green Light: Figure 2

Don’t get excited just yet.

The Verge reports that the verbal approval claim has not yet been confirmed by the Boring Company nor the US Department of Transportation; it is also unclear from the tweets whether any of the aforementioned local governments are in on the plans.

“Some are already speculating that Musk may have gotten sign-off from White House senior advisor (and Trump son-in-law) Jared Kushner’s office of American Innovation, which has expressed interest in the hyperloop,” the article states.

In addition to the DC-NY loop, some construction has already began on a loop connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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