Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk said his latest venture, The Boring Company, just got “verbal government approval” to build a Hyperloop connecting New York City with Washington DC. Musk didn’t clarify who exactly gave the company verbal approval and whether or not it came from different state representatives. But he said the company will build an underground tunnel that will connect the two major cities. The Hyperloop could shuttle people between New York and Washington DC in 29 minutes, Musk said. It would make stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore. New York and Philadelphia city representatives said Musk has not made any contact with officials about the Hyperloop Project. The Department of Transportation referred Business Insider to a White House spokesperson, who sent the following statement: “We have had promising conversations to date, are committed to transformative infrastructure projects, and believe our greatest solutions have often come from the ingenuity and drive of the private sector.” Musk visited the White House on three separate occassions this year when he sat on President Donald Trump’s economic advisory board and Manufacturing Jobs Initiative. He left both advisory councils after the US withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement in June. It’s no secret that Musk… Read full this story
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