Officials: Hyperloop is real, and it’s coming to Maryland


WBAL-TV

A high-speed trip in less than 30 minutes from Baltimore to New York might sound great, but can it really happen?

Sitting in highway traffic is a commuter’s worst nightmare, but a vehicle that can move large numbers of people at high speed is something The Boring Co. said it can do. Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said it’s real and it’s coming to Maryland.

The company is planning to develop a hyperloop, with the first pieces of it starting in Maryland. It’s privately funded, so no money comes from the state. However, the state has given its blessing.

“We are permitting it, so they have access to (Route) 295 in which they a putting tunnels deep below the roadway. (There) should be no impact on anyone, including our roads,” Rahn said.

The Boring Company’s website said a large network of tunnels many levels deep would fix congestion in any city. A hyperloop would enable rapid transit across densely populated regions, enabling travel from New York to Washington, D.C., in less than 30 minutes.

Gov. Larry Hogan and Boring Co. executives toured the area Thursday.

“I think it’s coming to Maryland, and it’s going to go from Baltimore to Washington, so get ready,” Hogan said.

“It is at a location northeast of the interchange of Maryland 175 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway,” Rahn said.

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