Yes, it’s true: Elon Musk and his big ideas are coming to NoMa. The dreamer of the Hyperloop — an enclosed, tubular, as-yet-unproven rail system that would transport people, cars, and freight at very high speeds, both above and below ground, including an incredibly short 29-minute journey between D.C. and New York — is also the owner of the Boring Company, a tunnel-digging business that recently received a permit from the District to do work at an empty parcel in NoMa along New York Avenue. Even Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted the news:
— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) February 25, 2018
No one’s quite sure yet what it all means, but the news has received a lot of attention, as the list of select media hits below shows. And in late March, a new webpage appeared on the Boring Company website showing the proposed D.C.-to-N.Y. route and offering limited information on how it might work.
What’s next? We are as excited as you to find out. Who’s looking forward to lunch in Manhattan?
MIT Technology Review: Elon Musk’s Boring Company Will Start Digging a Tunnel in Washington, DC
Greater Greater Washington: DC Gave a “Top Secret” Permit to Elon Musk’s Boring Company
JRJ.com: Hyperloop 超级高铁将在华盛顿地下开挖隧道 已获得许可 (China!)
TechGuru.fr: The Boring Compagny a reçu l’accord de Washington pour tester un tunnel à grande vitesse (France!)