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    Boring Company Wins Permit to Tunnel Under Washington DC

    He’ll grin and bore it. Last year Elon Musk tweeted that he’d gotten verbal permission to dig a tunnel for the Hyperloop, his planned high-speed transit system. Officials quickly denied the report, but the capital city has now granted a preliminary permit for a location that could eventually become a station on an imagined New York City-to-D.C. line, with pods whisking passengers along at 800 mph. While the permit is only for initial excavation, D.C. officials say they’re “open to the concept” of the Hyperloop.

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