Hyperloop One has officially made it to Columbus… for a visit.
The exciting technology could potentially be landing in the region, connecting Chicago, Columbus and Pittsburgh with the fastest travel times of any mode of transportation currently available to consumers.
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has been working steadily for years to bring Hyperloop One to the area, and this visit is just one step in the journey. While the Hyperloop One Test pod was stationed outside of the Ohio Statehouse today, while Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder met inside with legislative officials and business leaders.
The Hyperloop One test pod also dropped by COSI earlier this week, as well as Gravity in Franklinton. If you haven’t had the chance to check it out quite yet, it will still be in Central Ohio on Tuesday, August 6.
From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., the XP-1 Hyperloop Pod will be on display at the Dublin Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. After that, the pod will head to Marysville, a potential stop on the Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh route, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Partners Park (125 E. Sixth Street, Marysville).
After that, the pod will head north, to another potential stop on the route, Lima. The pod will be on display from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention center on S. Main Street in Lima.
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