Hyperloop One has released its “vision for America”, sharing specific details about 11 different potential routes here in the US. There have been over 2,600 participants in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, including 11 teams showcasing routes, 2800 miles of Hyperloop and 35 cities that could potentially be connected. These 11 groups, in addition to 24 teams from around the world, are all clamoring to be chosen as one of 12 finalists.
“Hyperloop One is the only company in the world building an operational commercial Hyperloop system,” said Rob Lloyd, chief executive officer of Hyperloop One, in a press release. “This disruptive technology – conceived, developed and built in the U.S. – will move passengers and cargo faster, cleaner and more efficiently. It will transform transportation as we know it and create a more connected world.”
The proposal for the Midwest Hyperloop is being handled by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), and after the Global Challenge Showcase yesterday in Washington D.C., the team will be heading to London at the end of the month for one last proposal. The MORPC Hyperloop proposal touches on positive impacts of the technology like reducing traffic emissions to the economic benefit of connecting Fortune 500 cities. For full details of the Midwest Hyperloop, please click here.
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