Published on : Saturday, October 21, 2017
Larry Hogan who is the Governor of Maryland has demonstrated his support behind a proposal by Elon Musk, the pioneer of the Hyperloop technology to create a high-speed underground public commuting system between New York and Washington.
The administration officials of Hogan have issued a conditional utility permit to permit Musk’s tunneling firm to dig a tunnel of 10.3 miles beneath the state-owned part of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway as reported by a news media house.
Once constructed it would represent the first part of the underground system referred to as Hyperloop.
Elon Musk said that the system is likely to navigate the ferry passengers from Washington to New York that would be having stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore.
The approval of Maryland is one of the most essential steps required to complete the project.
The travellers opting for this particular mode of transportation would be boarding levitating pods shifted by electric propulsion. Musk claims that the line would be able to make a trip from Washington D.C. to New York that is just 29 minutes long.
The unique form of transport resembles something that George Jetson from the cartoon series of the 1960’s used to utilize, to make them work.
Hyperloop actually uses the power of frictionless vacuum-sealed tubes to fire pods of passengers at very high speeds to their destinations. Musk started the project this year through his latest venture, known as the Boring Co. that had been in negotiations with the District of Columbia and states along the path in order to connect the capital of the nation to Wall Street.
Elon Musk is best acclaimed for his electric car company Tesla and also his space venture SpaceX, along with co-founding PayPal.