electric-car pioneer elon musk has received written approval for some preliminary hyperloop site preparation and excavation in washington DC. this means a boring company-built 29-minute trip between the capital and USA’s most populous city, new york, could be in the near future.


musk’s boring company – an infrastructure and tunnel construction endeavour – has received the permit. the planned hyperloop would include stops at philadelphia and baltimore, with the tunnel running under maryland route 295, with the D.C.-baltimore leg being built first, maryland officials told washington post. the hyperloop system uses pods that carry passengers and cars between cities at nearly 800 mph in a tube with a partial vacuum.


video by the boring company



this is early days. ‘we’re just beginning, in the mayor’s office, our conversation to get an understanding of what the general vision is for hyperloop,’ DC mayor muriel e. bowser’s chief of staff, john falcicchio told the washington post.


the permit is for an abandoned lot. a spot at 53 new york avenue NE in washington’s NoMa quarter next to a mcdonald’s and near the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.