Musk’s vision for a high-speed transportation system that would be able to go from D.C. to New York in 29 minutes has taken a small step closer to happening.
This permit allows for some preparatory and excavation work at 53 New York Ave NE.
The plan is to eventually build a New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-D.C. Hyperloop. In Maryland, the tunnel would run under Rt. 295 and Baltimore-Washington would be the initial stretch for the Hyperloop system that is planned for the east coast.
Washington Post article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/dc-has-given-elon-musk-a-permit-to-do-a-little-digging-for-the-hyperloop/2018/02/16/ee8d2f08-1359-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html?utm_term=.f42e4ec0c229