Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging business no longer lists a proposed high-speed D.C.-to-Baltimore transit system on its website, and a Federal Highway Administration spokesman said the company has given the agency no indication it intends to move ahead with the project.
The Boring Company proposed digging a pair of tunnels between the two cities for use by automated electric cars traveling at speeds up to 150 mph.
The project, first outlined in 2017, garnered the support of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), and state officials granted a conditional permit for some of the work.
The state also helped submit a draft environmental assessment to the highway administration, which was publicly released in 2019.
That should have teed up the federal government to decide whether the project needed a full-scale environmental review.
But Doug Hecox, a spokesman for the highway administration, said the agency hasn’t taken action “because we haven’t gotten any indication from the company that they are interested in moving forward with the project.”