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Show Me Heartland Hyperloop Kansas City to St. Louis
Published on March 18, 2019
America’s heartland, from the Appalachian trail all the way to the foothills of the Rockies, makes a lot of things and grows a lot of things. At least one in three Americans work here, play here, and move around here. From a Great Lake’s Port to the Mouth of the Mighty Mississippi, America’s Heartland became prosperous when it moved its people and their stuff faster to their global markets. The Heartland Hyperloop Coalition was established to move any Heartland product or person faster by connecting to this brand new mode of pod-based transportation.
The value in our Heartland’s connection depends greatly on how we find each other as we move from place to place. Today, Denver doesn’t provide same day ground cargo to Chicago consumers. With a Hyperloop System, that could change. Our hospitals could transfer life-saving therapeutics cheaper and more safely to other cities in the loop. Connecting our existing rail, air, and ground fleets could expand our markets and movements in dramatic ways. The promise of a Heartland-based Hyperloop system can join more than just our supplies, it can and should make our daily worlds smaller while increasing our global delivery markets.
Two Cities Become One
A Hyperloop System that links two cities (Kansas City to St. Louis) three hundred miles apart could make flight connections join by loop. In the time it takes to move through Atlanta’s connecting flight gate, a connected Hyperloop could have a person home in Chicago, regardless of weather. Hyperloop technologies are competing for new tracks and smart developments all over the world, from Mumbai to Toulouse. The Heartland Hyperloop Coalition’s goal is to build confidence and competence to empower Hyperloop tracks across America’s bread basket.
Report of the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force
Section 5.3. Changing Conditions Require Sustainable Funding
In addition to new and emerging technologies, states often experience challenges in addressing large, transformational projects for state transportation systems, such as major river bridges, new or expanded highways, congested urban corridors, and major reconstruction of the interstate system. For these types of major projects, the implementation cost is significant and states are evaluating and implementing new revenue sources to address these major projects while still addressing their system wide maintenance and rehabilitation needs. The current federal administration is also offering new avenues for states to leverage private investment and take on a more self-help model at the state level. States are evaluating these forms of long-term transportation sustainability mechanisms to better leverage federal opportunities.
What is a Hyperloop? | TED Talk by Tim Houter
Published on June 22, 2016