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Elon Musk Says Received 'Verbal' OK For New York To Washington Hyperloop

Elon Musk Says Received 'Verbal' OK For New York To Washington Hyperloop

NY to D.C.in just half an hour?

The pioneer of private space exploration, Tesla founder and PayPal co-founder tweeted that he received "verbal" government approval to build a new "HyperLoop" underground train system that would take passengers from Washington, D.C., to New York City in a fraction of the time it takes now.

In a later tweet on Thursday, Musk said the system would run from "City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city".

In his tweets on Thursday, Elon Musk has not explained what was the project partner train between NY and Washington.

Musk later followed up by saying there is "still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but [I] am optimistic that [it] will occur rapidly".

Whether Baltimore has been included in these talks is unclear, but according to a statement made by its mayor, Catherine Pugh, the city is excited about the prospect.

Musk did not say whether this verbal approval comes from the individual cities themselves or from a federal authority.

Leif Dormsjo, director of the District's Department of Transportation, said, "I'm completely unaware of any request to the District government to permit or review anything related to an Elon Musk project".




Even in the midst of his slight retreat on these latest claims, Musk told one Twitter follower who asked about plans for Chicago that he had already been approached by the city about building a Hyperloop between its centre and its O'Hare International Airport.

Musk teased the idea of combining two of his current projects - the fast-moving rail system known as the hyperloop, and the underground tunnels he's now digging with The Boring Company - in a series of tweets this morning.

If Musk could indeed build a high-speed route between the United States' economic and political centers, it could be a game-changer for the east coast.

The business man, the founder of the vehicle company Tesla and the aeronautical company SpaceX, said in a tweet, that the agreement had been given to the Boring Company, a company specializing in the digging of the tunnel, which he also created.

In his replies, Musk let slip a few more thoughts. "Makes a big difference if they hear from you".

Major infrastructure projects typically require complex approval from various levels of government and likely would cost billions of dollars.

Last month, Musk tweeted that he had "promising conversations" about a tunnel network with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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