Elon Musk says he has been granted approval to build NY-DC hyperloop with 29-minute travel time

Elon Musk says he has been granted approval to build NY-DC hyperloop with 29-minute travel time
Artist's simulation of hyperloop traveling underground (Image: WNBC video screen grab)

[Ed. – Imagine: Some day mankind might be able to send rockets to the moon!]

New York to Washington in 29 minutes? Elon Musk says it’s possible and he has the government’s approval to do it (though it’s anyone’s guess how long it would take to build).

“Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins,” the billionaire inventor and entrepreneur tweeted Thursday afternoon.

“City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city,” he said in another tweet. The Boring Company is Musk’s tunneling venture.

“Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly,” Musk said about an hour later. He waited until Friday morning to acknowledge, again via Twitter, that the verbal approval was at the federal level only.

“Still a lot of work before formal, written approval, but this opens door for state & city discussions,” he added.

In a statement to News 4 New York on Thursday, a Boring Company spokesperson said the company has had a number of promising conversations with local, state and federal government officials.

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