Maryland has given transportation pioneer Elon Musk permission to dig tunnels for the high-speed, underground transit system known as a hyperloop that Musk wants to build between New York and Washington.
Despite recent progress on Elon Musk's radical Hyperloop system, tests have so far fallen short of the 700 miles per hour it's said to achieve.
As the final bolt locked the circular metal door into place at the end of the nearly mile-long steel tube, the two dozen members of the WARR Hyperloop team, from the Technical University of Munich, jostled to find shade under a canopy.
Although Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said on numerous occasions that he has no plans to build a hyperloop -- even though it was his idea initially -- now it seems he's changed his mind.
The Boring Company released a statement following Musk's tweets saying its talks with officials should lead to breaking ground on a tunnel "later this year."
Considering that just four years ago it was an idea cooked up by a busy billionaire in his spare time, today the Hyperloop is gaining serious traction in all corners of the globe.
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