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Elon Musk set hyperloop underground New York-Washington route

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Tinuku ~ Elon Musk gets approval to build Hyperloop underground on New York-Washington route. The transformative technology company founder Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity on Thursday said it had received "verbal" approval to begin building a super-fast underground transportation system linking New York and Washington that would reduce travel time between cities to about half an hour.

Tinuku Elon Musk set Hyperloop underground New York-Washington route

Elon "Ironman" Musk gave no details about what entity has pushed the project that could produce the longest tunnel in the world. Hyperloop revolutionized transportation by sending passengers and cargo into the pods through a giant tubular vacuum tube system known as "hyperloop".

Musk recently founded a company called Boring Company to build a tunnel. Futuristic transportation systems will use electromagnetic power, environmentally friendly, cheap, efficient and much faster than high-speed trains, even airplanes.

"The Boring Company has received a verbal governmental agreement to build the NY-Phil-Balt-DC. NY-DC underground hyperloop route in 29 minutes. Amtrak's high-speed Acela train currently takes 3 hours to cover 220 miles (355 km) Between the two cities," Musk said.

The Boring Company in a statement has been expecting to get the formal approval required by the end of this year. Musk also said another set of tunnels is to tackle congestion in LA and do a loop from Los Angeles to San Francisco, then Texas. Some startups have also built the concept of this technology like Hyperloop One and Hyper Chariot.

Last month, Musk said he had talked about a tunnel network with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Traveling in a vacuum tube over magnetic pads will allow Hiperloop to avoid air pressure or friction wheels on the tracks. This new technology is theoretically faster and cheaper.

Boring Company says some tunnel projects are currently worth $ 1 billion per mile but costs will go down. Musk in 2013 said a hyperloop covering about 400 miles (640 km) between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cost less than $ 6 billion and build time of 7 to 10 years.

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