Yesterday morning, Elon Musk tweeted something very interesting, something that may very well change the lives of thousands of commuters and travelers of the Eastern Seaboard.
Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017
But what does it really mean?
A statement from the White House reads: “We have had promising conversations to date, are committed to transformative infrastructure projects and believe our greatest solutions have often come from the ingenuity and drive of the private sector.”
Musk elaborated further in following tweets: “City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city,” he wrote.
Current transportation options include driving from Washington to New York (5 hours), Amtrak’s Acela express (3 hours), and a nonstop flight from JFK to DCA (1 hour). Not only will Musk’s Hyperloop cut that time in half but that’s not even considering any transportation time between the airport and your city-center destination?
What does this mean for the startup environment? Certainly more access to markets, clients, opportunity… in regards to NYC coworking spaces, well, there’s an immediate opportunity for startups based in Baltirmore or DC to quickly and easily take office space in midtown manhattan where Workville is located, city center to city center in 29 minutes!
NYC coworking spaces could potentially network with coworking spaces in other cities. Your Workville office and coworking space could be your home base in New York City, while you may still live in D.C.
The future of transportation is coming, and coming quickly. To our followers in Baltimore and D.C., we’ll see you soon!