How would you like to rocket from New York City to Washington, D.C., in 29 minutes via an underground tunnel? Elon Musk wants to make it happen.
The increasingly busy entrepreneur tweeted yesterday that he had received “verbal govt approval” for The Boring Company to build a Hyperloop underground tunnel connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and D.C. It would send passengers flying between the Big Apple and our nation’s capital in less than 30 minutes.
“City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city,” he said in a follow-up tweet.
Musk did not reveal which government entity had approved the East Coast project, though he mentioned later that the City of Chicago “approached us about doing a high-speed tunnel from O’Hare to downtown.” When a reporter commented that announcing a verbal agreement was “premature … unless you’re drumming up support for the project,” Musk responded that
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