Godot - The Boring Company's first machine
Despite a lack of confirmation surrounding The Boring Company's "verbal govt approval" to build an East Coast hyperloop, a second set of permits point to its reality.
As we previously reported, Tesla and 'The Boring Company' CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that he had secured verbal government approval to dig a tunnel and build a Hyperloop of sorts on the East Coast. This new project would aim to connect New York City with Washington D.C., along with multiple stops in other locations such as Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
Some challenged Musk as to what exactly "verbal govt approval" meant. He was unable to officialize who or where such approval came from, except to say that it was at the Federal level. His reply Tweet continued:
"Still a lot of work before formal, written approval, but this opens the door for state & city discussions."
However, not long after that, digging related to the project began in Maryland, followed by local approval in the area. Now, it appears that we have something much more set in stone from D.C. as well.
According to The Washington Post, officials in Washington D.C. have approved a permit for preliminary digging. The digging will be isolated to an enclosed, abandoned parking lot at 53 New York Avenue, next door to a McDonald's fast-food restaurant. Though the permit was approved, few details have been worked out. Instead, this will be used as a preliminary step as more information makes its way to officials. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser's chief of staff, John Falcicchio shared:
"We're just beginning, in the mayor's office, our conversation to get an understanding of what the general vision is for Hyperloop."
Source: The Washington Post