Elon Musk announces “verbal approval” for underground hyperloop from NY – DC

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I’d love to see construction start tomorrow, though I’ll be there’s quite a bit more red tape and bureaucracy to deal with first.

Elon Musk has had his hands full these last few years. With everything from Tesla to SpaceX, dropping his big idea for the Hyperloop, and most recently traffic issues birthing The Boring Company he’s had a lot going on. Though Musk is taking a hands-off approach to the Hyperloop, it seems he might still be working to get that baby up and going. In a pair of tweets, Musk noted that he’d received “verbal govt approval” for an underground Hyperloop system covering New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

A few minutes later, he outlined some of the general thoughts on how the system might be laid out:

Now, “verbal approval” is great and everything, but I can only imagine that there will be quite a bit more red tape and other general government bureaucracy that slows things down before The Boring Company even has a chance to start digging. There’s also no word on who would provide the Hyperloop system. Since Musk is not directly involved in any of the major Hyperloop players, I’d imagine that will also be a concern to be dealt with at some point. While I love the idea, and think it would be great for the construction to start tomorrow, I kind of doubt we’re going to see anything started in the near future. I would, of course, be happy to be proven wrong.

What do you think about The Boring Company and an underground Hyperloop connecting New York, Philly, Baltimore, and DC? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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