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Elon Musk and Hyperloop Project Get the Green Light from Maryland

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You NIMBY types have been awfully quiet...

 

https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2017/10/elon-musk-granted-ok-begin-digging-hyperloop-project-maryland/

WASHINGTON — Transportation pioneer Elon Musk has been granted permission to dig tunnels in Maryland for his high-speed Hyperloop project, which ultimately aims to transport passengers from Washington to New York City in 29 minutes.

 

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement on Twitter that digging will begin in Maryland — the first state to grant a permit to allow building of the Hyperloop, which aims to transport passenger pods at rocket speeds in vacuum-sealed tubes.

 

 

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Seems the best part of this is that he is paying for it.

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Cool, but I still don't ever see this happening. At least in my lifetime.

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1 hour ago, Scaggsville said:

You NIMBY types have been awfully quiet...

 

 

 

It can't be in my back yard, BE already put the ICC there!  

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1 hour ago, Pickle20 said:

Cool, but I still don't ever see this happening. At least in my lifetime.

I am sure we will all taking dirt baths....and the lawyers. the environmentalist, the NIMBYs and so on ....will still be discussing the shape of the table used for the meetings. With the environmentalist leading the charge.

Funny group ....some....environmentalists....they jump up and down for clean efficient public transprotation.....and will be the first ones to jump up and down to tell you why you can't do it....yet offer no viable alternatives.

Someone has to give 'some' a reality check.

If you want an omelet.....well some eggs have to be broken. They don't seem to get that little fact.

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This is phenomenal as I travel to DC and NY often. Can't wait for this project to be completed. 

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26 minutes ago, AugusteDupin said:

This is phenomenal as I travel to DC and NY often. Can't wait for this project to be completed. 

Hope you are really young. :lol:

I forgot to include in how long it will take....one will have to add atleast 6 more years before anything happens. I forgot to take into account that Hogan will still be in office for that time .....AND YOU KNOW.....if Hogan/Rep/Conservatives want it.....the GA will find every excuse in the book to delay it till a Dem is gov.

Mantra: Republican wants it ....BAD BAD BAD......Dems in charge.....GOOD GOOD GOOD. :lol:

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4 hours ago, Norman said:

It can't be in my back yard, BE already put the ICC there!  

That blasted Bobby Haircut! He had it in for you!

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3 hours ago, Guido2 said:

Hope you are really young. :lol:

I forgot to include in how long it will take....one will have to add atleast 6 more years before anything happens. I forgot to take into account that Hogan will still be in office for that time .....AND YOU KNOW.....if Hogan/Rep/Conservatives want it.....the GA will find every excuse in the book to delay it till a Dem is gov.

Mantra: Republican wants it ....BAD BAD BAD......Dems in charge.....GOOD GOOD GOOD. :lol:

Isn't that the way it was with the ICC? Under BE it would destroy our environment and under MO it was much needed relief for commuters...:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, Scaggsville said:

Isn't that the way it was with the ICC? Under BE it would destroy our environment and under MO it was much needed relief for commuters...:rolleyes:

Hey and don't forget Casino gambling.:rolleyes:

Sort of in conjuction with this....the Red Line .... how many years did the GA and MOM mess around with that? Why weren't shovels in the ground then?

We know the answer....it was going to be a money pit....and 'they' didn't want to get tagged with that one so they stalled. I wonder how many champagne corks were popped by the Dems in the GA when Hogan pulled the plug. :rolleyes: And now he is 'the bad guy'.

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1 hour ago, Scaggsville said:

That blasted Bobby Haircut! He had it in for you!

Took away his trails ......

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On 10/20/2017 at 5:25 PM, stevez51 said:

Took away his trails ......

The needs of the many...outweigh the needs of the few...or the one. :lol:

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Kinda nice to think about But, if anything happens to make it come to a Quick stop, well the G forces will smash you like Bugs! It's just the Physics of the thing that scares me. 

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On 10/20/2017 at 10:18 AM, overtaxed said:

Seems the best part of this is that he is paying for it.

There is no doubt he will use some of his private investors money to supplement his $5 billion in gov’t subsidies or corporate welfare as it is also called.

Glad someone is thinking big...the incompetent crooks at the fed, state and local level can’t get anythink on a large scale accomplished.  

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21 hours ago, Bartman said:

Kinda nice to think about But, if anything happens to make it come to a Quick stop, well the G forces will smash you like Bugs! It's just the Physics of the thing that scares me. 

So how many people die in cars every year?

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I'll be dead before this happens and I hope to live a few more decades ......

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9 hours ago, Eastside Terp said:

I'll be dead before this happens and I hope to live a few more decades ......

Right along with the Maglev train that gets hyped about every other year.

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On 10/31/2017 at 0:00 PM, Dystopia said:

Kooky Musk digging tunnels now? LOL

Kooky is right, like the insane idea that you could launch satellites and supplies to the ISS, land that same rocket vertically, and reuse it in two weeks and a fraction of the cost. He's only done it about 19 times. Average cost is about 60 million, compared to ULA's cost of about 380 million per launch. And ULA can't reuse any components. What Musk is doing with SpaceX was considered impossible just a few years ago. I have no doubt that SpaceX will put us in Mars orbit way before NASA could even dream of. Along with Branson, commercial and tourist space flight has made massive leaps and bounds vs our traditional space program. 

Maryland is being unusually wise in getting in on this at the ground level with the Hyperloop idea, IMO. 

I do agree that he's sort of kooky, as you put it, but that kookiness has resulted in serious advances. Most visionaries and big thinkers are/ were kooky, sort of like Einstein, Bell, Tesla....I place Musk right up with those guys, who you know were often mocked for their silly ideas in the day. 

 

Typical Baltimore response, "it'll never work". 

 

 

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I know this is wwwaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy down the loop :lol: but is this thing planned to be just a point to point DC/BC?

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31 minutes ago, Guido2 said:

I know this is wwwaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy down the loop :lol: but is this thing planned to be just a point to point DC/BC?

Hi

I think what were seeing is a test of sorts. I think the  goal would ultimately have a route from DC  that includes all cities along the massive east coast metro areas. DC to NYC. Maybe Richmond VA to NYC?

 

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3 minutes ago, pepper said:

Hi

I think what were seeing is a test of sorts. I think the  goal would ultimately have a route from DC  that includes all cities along the massive east coast metro areas. DC to NYC. Maybe Richmond VA to NYC?

 

Pretty expensive...'test'. But hey.....you have to start someplace to intice people to 'like' mass transit.

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21 minutes ago, Guido2 said:

Pretty expensive...'test'. But hey.....you have to start someplace to intice people to 'like' mass transit.

Insanely expensive, you're right. But I don't think the idea is "mass transit" in the way we currently consider it. Historically innovation that threatens the norm has always been seen with skepticism and fought by the norm. Horse drawn carriages vs the internal combustion movement as example. Feared and ridiculed, and I think thats due to the real threat such innovations meant.

The 1800's offers a great parallel to the resistance of this...The development of cars, ( I know, not the term used) especially in Europe, is a cool historical look at exactly whats being said today. 

Consider, this tech has the potential of absolutely destroying the current transit system (Amtrak, CSX, etc..) on the East coast. Sort of reminds me of Blockbusters demise.

This is creative destruction, where the established norm is threatened by innovation. Bring it, IMO.

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21 minutes ago, pepper said:

Insanely expensive, you're right. But I don't think the idea is "mass transit" in the way we currently consider it. Historically innovation that threatens the norm has always been seen with skepticism and fought by the norm. Horse drawn carriages vs the internal combustion movement as example. Feared and ridiculed, and I think thats due to the real threat such innovations meant.

The 1800's offers a great parallel to the resistance of this...The development of cars, ( I know, not the term used) especially in Europe, is a cool historical look at exactly whats being said today. 

Consider, this tech has the potential of absolutely destroying the current transit system (Amtrak, CSX, etc..) on the East coast. Sort of reminds me of Blockbusters demise.

This is creative destruction, where the established norm is threatened by innovation. Bring it, IMO.

Insanely expensive.....I wonder if it is all relative to dollar value....I would imagine that putting in the brollies in BC or the Tran's Continental were 'outrageous' to people back then. ...I googled the TC it was between 36,000,000 in 1869...now translate that today.at around a 2393.1% inflation...you are looking at over 897,523,636.36. 

As far as destruction of Amtrak businesses come and go....smart ones.....wait for it ...wait for it......jump on board the train............

But I am putting my money down on transporters...don't laugh....they are up to moving hydrogen atoms............I think they move a molecule. NS.

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One of my 1st jobs was at a place where they still had those Vacuum Tubes and the containers you put papers, orders, whatever in them and shoved them in and away they went to whatever other part of the building they went to. When they came into our office you could hear them come out of the tubes and slam against the stops. Would I want to travel that way? I think Not!

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