Elon Musk has received permission to start digging for the Hyperloop

Elon Musk has received permission to start digging for the Hyperloop

Elon Musk has received permission to start digging for the Hyperloop

Keep in mind, this permit is only one small step needed to build the tunnel, which would go from NY to Philadelphia to Baltimore to D.C. But what may be one small step for Musk, could end up being a huge one for mankind.

Elon Musk's company, The Boring Company, has received preliminary approval to begin digging an underground tunnel beneath Washington, D.C.

In a development that might mark a significant moment for the Hyperloop Movement, it has come to light that the Washington D.C. government has given The Boring Company, Elon's company working on its Hyperloop project, permission to start digging in a small fenced-off parking lot of the city.

The Washington Post said it was true the company had been given permission to start "preparatory and excavation work", but the District's Department of Transportation is looking into what permits will be needed to go further under roads and public areas. Elon Musk is trying to change all that, with an underground Hyperloop that would cut the ride down to 29 minutes. Perhaps that early support helped the company get to where it is now.

And, in a video accompanying a second post, in which he wrote, 'Get Hyped, ' the governor can be heard responding to a question about the Boring Company's Hyperloop, saying, 'I think it's coming to Maryland, and it's going to go from Baltimore to Washington, so get ready'. At the time, however, officials said they hadn't made a deal with Musk.

The tube is suspended off the ground to protect against weather and earthquakes.

According to recent reports, Elon Musk is now one more baby-sized step towards his dreams of creating a Hyperloop network.

If the plan comes to life, Musk's East Coast Hyperloop tunnel would be far longer than the current record holder, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, a railway line that runs through the Swiss Alps and opened in 2016, measuring 35.5 miles. Experts have said tunnel digging will be slow and costly and all manner of safety considerations have to be taken into account. But Musk promises that The Boring Company's goal "is increasing tunneling speed and dropping costs by a factor of 10 or more".

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