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Elon Musk has a new priority with his hyperloop concept

Elon Musk has a new concept for his high-speed rail concept to send passenger pods through tubes at hundreds of miles per hour. It doesn’t shed much light on one of his company’s plans in D.C. and Maryland to dig tunnels to accommodate said pods and tubes, but hey, there’s video!

In a series of tweets on March 9, Musk — the “architect of tomorrow” or perhaps “messianic huckster,” behind Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) and SpaceX — revealed he was “adjusting The Boring Company plan: all tunnels & Hyperloop will prioritize pedestrians & cyclists over cars.”

As we detailed in a January cover story on next-generation high-speed rail plans in Greater Washington, The Boring Co. is Musk’s tunneling startup, which submitted a utility permit application to dig parallel 12.4-mile tunnels along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Boring also has a preliminary D.C. permit to do “some preparatory and excavation work” at a parking lot in NoMa near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.



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