Elon Musk: I Got 'Verbal' Approval for 29-minute NYC-to-DC Hyperloop

Brogan BamBrogan, the founder of hyperloop technology company Arrivo, applauded Musk's plan, saying "there is clearly a great interest in 21st-century transportation." But Richard Barone, transportation programs vice president for the Regional Plan Association, which studies ways to guide New York metropolitan area growth, was less certain.

"Hyperloop needs to be weighed next to more conventional and proven technologies like high-speed rail, which would incrementally build off our legacy investments, including existing rights-of-way and stations," said Barone.

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