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Old 07-21-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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How's he going to acquire the right of way? Will the government use eminent domain on his behalf?
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:41 PM
 
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This sounds really ambitious. DC was caught off guard with this one.
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:29 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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How's he going to acquire the right of way? Will the government use eminent domain on his behalf?
This would be a tunnel for all if not the majority of it, hence Musk's the "Boring Company" who would be doing that work.
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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This would be a tunnel for all if not the majority of it, hence Musk's the "Boring Company" who would be doing that work.
What we need the Boring Company for is a real, usable, subway system like what had been originally planned for Baltimore in the 1960's, instead of the kluge of incompatible rolling stock that is the current Metro and Light Rail.

Would a high-speed rail system in the Northeast Corridor get enough time at its top speed to really take advantage of that speed if it also includes sufficient stops to be convenient enough for potential passengers to choose it over driving?
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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The reports I've seen indicated there is no "approval", just someone saying something on the order of "interesting concept, thanks for the input".
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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This would be a tunnel for all if not the majority of it, hence Musk's the "Boring Company" who would be doing that work.
It would still need to get the right of way to bore through the property it transits. This would be especially true in any areas where mineral rights are considered valuable.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:41 PM
 
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Sounds like he is drinking the same koolaid as the President phrases like 'optimistic approvals can be acquired quickly' seem to be extremely optimistic given the current NIMBY issues I see in any transportation project.
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