Elon Musk claims his giant Hyperloop has U.S. nod

Jul 22, 2017, 6:23 AM EDT
Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk first proposed the Hyperloop concept in 2013.
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Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk claimed on Thursday that his ambitious project of a 30-minute corridor linking New York and Washington DC has been given a “verbal” approval by the U.S. government.

First proposed in 2013, the Hyperloop visualizes an ultra-high-speed rail system with near vacuum conditions, which will tackle the problem of ever-rising urban congestion, writes Bloomberg.

Experts, however, remain highly skeptical of Musk’s claim as such a project would need extensive environmental and building permits from a number of authorities, notes The Telegraph.

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