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A Hyperloop to transport people from New York to DC in 29 minutes at one time seemed like a pipedream. However, after the successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, I'm starting to believe anything is possible. Especially when Elon Musk is concerned.
NBC New York reports:
DC officials have granted Elon Musk's Boring Company a permit for preliminary excavation work at fenced-in parking lot in the city, the Washington Post reported.
The company told the Post that the location could one day house a station in a Hyperloop system connecting cities.
Musk set the Internet alight last July when he tweeted that his company had received what he called "verbal govt approval" to build a tunnel linking New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC.
The dream of a Hyperloop that could carry people from New York to Washington in 29 minutes is one step closer to reality https://t.co/OMHwZivJEQ— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) February 21, 2018
And while it's a very small step forward, here's what we know thanks to TechCrunch:
Musk’s Boring Company has received a permit for preparation and preliminary excavation of a site in the nation’s capital. The exact location is 53 New York Avenue NE, next to a McDonald’s and near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to The Washington Post.
It's. Actually. Happening!
Now if only Elon Musk could help fix the aging NYC subway system. 🙏