by Braulio

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:



No one’s quite sure yet what it all means, but the news has received a lot of attention — and not just in the D.C. region, but across the country and even around the world, as the list of select media hits below shows. What’s next? We are as excited as you to find out. Who’s looking forward to lunch in Manhattan?\


Curbed DC: Has NoMa Been Chosen for a Hyperloop Station?

Washington Post: D.C. Has Given Elon Musk a Permit to Do a Little Digging for the Hyperloop

Gizmodo: Elon Musk Is Back to Digging Tunnels, This Time Under DC

The Verge: Elon Musk’s Boring Company Gets Green Light to Start Digging in Washington, DC

MIT Technology Review: Elon Musk’s Boring Company Will Start Digging a Tunnel in Washington, DC

Fox5 DC: DC Greenlights Elon Musk to Dig for Hyperloop

NBC4 NYC: NY-DC Hyperloop One Step Closer to Reality With Early DC Digging Permit

Greater Greater Washington: DC Gave a “Top Secret” Permit to Elon Musk’s Boring Company

Silicon Angle: Boring Co. Gets Green Light to do Some Hyperloop Digging in Washington DC Hyperloop 超级高铁将在华盛顿地下开挖隧道 已获得许可 (China!) The Boring Compagny a reçu l’accord de Washington pour tester un tunnel à grande vitesse (France!)


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