Government approves plan for multi-state underground Hyperloop, Elon Musk says

Musk did not say whether this verbal approval comes from the individual cities themselves or from a federal authority.Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that he has received verbal government approval to build a hyperloop from NY to Washington, D.C. The futuristic train system, which will be built by Musk’s Boring Company tunnel digging venture, will cut travel time between the two cities to just 29 minutes.Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. Currently, by train, that trip is roughly three hours and 20 minutes, or over four hours by bus. Asked whether Texas might receive a Hyperloop system, Musk tweeted “for sure” before enumerating on current plans. But it may have just taken a significant step closer to reality, according to a tweet from Musk.He recently started a project, the Boring Co, to build transport tunnels. One day, he says it’s just “a few engineers and interns”, but the next day, they already have a giant boring machine digging under Los Angeles and now they reportedly have government approval for a massive system on the east coast?Musk first released a white paper for the Hyperloop project in 2013, saying at the time that he was too busy between his work at Tesla and SpaceX to take on the project himself.