Elon Musk’s Boring Company scales down its East Coast ambitions

This week, Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture released a massive, 505-page report on its proposal to link Washington, DC and Baltimore via a high-speed transit system. It was a small but necessary step toward realizing Musk’s dream of an East Coast hyperloop, which he teased in a tweet almost two years ago.

So far, most of what we know about the Boring Company’s plans come from events staged by the company or Musk’s whimsical tweets tracking its progress. In contrast, this document, titled “Washington, DC, to Baltimore Loop Project Proposed by the Boring Company,” lays out in painstaking detail what Musk and his company would actually need to do to complete the high-speed, underground transit system. It’s a sober look at the challenges…

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