A Texas hyperloop? ‘For sure,’ Elon Musk says 

Posted July 21st, 2017

If Elon Musk’s plans work out, Texans might have to find something other than traffic to complain about.

The Tesla, SpaceX billionaire got Twitter talking Thursday when he tweeted he had “just received verbal govt approval” for an underground hyperloop, a high-speed tube transportation system.

According to the Hill, a hyperloop could shuttle passengers from New York to Washington D.C. in half an hour or less. 

When another Twitter user inquired about the possibility of building a hyperloop in Texas, Musk’s response was promising:

Maybe promising is an understatement.

READ: UT students get loopy in answer to Musk’s tubular idea

Musk also called for the support of local officials and those they represent to expedite the process:

A call to which U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio quickly answered:

When KVUE asked members of UT’s competition-level hyperloop teams about Musk’s plans, they said there is still work to be done to make hyperloop travel safe for passengers and the system cost-effective.

If you missed your hyperloop this morning, map your bus route for tomorrow here.