Elon Musk Announces Plans to Build a 29-Minute Hyperloop from NY to DC, with More Destinations to Follow

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Fri. July 21st, 2017 - by Eva Roethler

NEW YORK, NY – In a tantalizing development for tech-watchers, Elon Musk—Founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and recently the Boring Company—announced via Twitter last week that he received government approval to build a “Hyperloop” between New York and Washington, DC—an underground transportation system that could convey people and cargo between the two cities in only 29 minutes.

Elon Musk, Founder and CEO, The Boring Company“Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins,” Musk tweeted. He quickly followed with the clarification: “City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city.”

According to tech news source Futurism, the purported approval is only verbal at this point, and Musk may still have to deal with red tape or reneging on the part of officials. Later tweets also intimated that similar projects were in the works for Texas and the West Coast.

“First set of tunnels are to alleviate greater LA urban congestion,” Musk tweeted in response to a follower. “Will start NY-DC in parallel. Then prob LA-SF and a TX loop.”

Musk had previously expressed desires to build Hyperloop routes worldwide, and the Boring Company recently completed the first segment of its Hyperloop system in Los Angeles. Musk first reported his desire to tackle underground transportation in December of last year, tweeting: “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging... I am actually going to do this.”

How will these developments in transportation affect the future of fresh? Could in-season produce be delivered in a matter of minutes across states and even continents? AndNowUKnow will continue to report with updates.

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