Musk’s Underground Hyperloop

Elon Musk just revealed that he’s gotten “verbal government approval” to begin building an underground Hyperloop. The proposed project would link major East Coast U.S. cities, including NY, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Musk says the network will connect city centres, with more entry and exit points along the way, too. It would reduce the trip from NY to DC to just 29 minutes – that’s a 3.5 hour train ride today. The project is still very early – it’s not clear who Musk was speaking to exactly, but he acknowledged formal approval will take some time.