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Saudi Arabia set for hyperloop-based transport by 2020

By: Jack Ball Source: https://www.constructionweekonline.com/170169-saudi-arabia-set-for-hyperloop-transport-by-2020 A senior member of California-based Virgin Hyperloop One has said Saudi Arabian citizens can expect to use hyperloop by the end of next year, local...

Hyperloop Study Gets OK from Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

By Roger Dupuis, The Times-Leader Source: https://www.govtech.com/fs/infrastructure/Hyperloop-Study-Gets-OK-from-Pennsylvania-Turnpike-Commission.html In response to state Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s calls for a statewide high-speed train system, the turnpike commission has...

Secretary Chao Comments at South by Southwest Conference

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao South by Southwest Conference Austin, TX Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Thank you, Finch.  Finch is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and leading a team of DOT specialists...

STL Today – Hyperloop in the heartland: A triumph

By Steven L. Edwards It comes perhaps as something of a surprise that the first hyperloop system in the United States will not break ground anywhere along the East or West Coast corridors, locations normally associated with the launching of great-leaps-forward in...

Moving America Forward on a Pod with Hyperloop

When the founding fathers of America set about building inland river ports, bridges over major waterways, and faster trails westward, they understood the potential magnificence that a connected American economy could bring.  It worked.  As a result, America evolved with a Heartland that makes things and grow things…

New nonprofit forms to support bringing Hyperloop to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A newly formed coalition is looking to help usher in a new age of transportation technology to the Show-Me State. Heartland Hyperloop, Inc. is a Missouri 501(c)(4) that is dedicated to bringing a Hyperloop track to Missouri spanning along 1-70 from Kansas City to St. Louis. Travis Brown is serving as president with former-Speaker of the House Steven Tilley serving as vice president.

STL Today – Hyperloop in the heartland: A triumph

STL Today – It comes perhaps as something of a surprise that the first hyperloop system in the United States will not break ground anywhere along the East or West Coast corridors, locations normally associated with the launching of great-leaps-forward in high-tech….

Hyperloop study pushes I-70 Missouri route to forefront

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new study says the Interstate 70 corridor from Kansas City to St. Louis is a prime location for new Hyperloop technology. The study’s backers promise a trip from Kansas City to St. Louis in less than 30 minutes. Hyperloop uses magnetic levitation and…

Black & Veatch Announces Results of First-Ever Feasibility Study of a Hyperloop in the United States, Confirms Commercial Viability of Virgin Hyperloop One Technology

Los Angeles, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shortly after Virgin Hyperloop One provided the first-ever testimony by a hyperloop company before a U. S. Senate Committee, Virgin Hyperloop One announced today the findings of another first – a feasibility study on the establishment of a hyperloop system in the…

Hyperloop One takes first step on a promising test road in America’s heartland

Virgin Hyperloop One, which already has a working demo in Nevada and claims it will have the first passenger-bearing loop built by the mid-2020s, said on Wednesday that the first feasibility study has been completed, confirming that the concept is viable in the case of “Heartland Hyperloop” in…

Hyperloop: Missouri could be epicenter for 21st-century transportation (Video)

Black & Veatch’s release of its Missouri Hyperloop feasibility study is a “historic moment” for Missouri, Virgin Hyperloop One’s Ryan Kelly told the Kansas City Business Journal.

Not only does the feasibility study confirm the viability of a hyperloop route along Interstate 70, it’s the first time feasibility…

A hyperloop in Missouri? A new study says it’s feasible, but not necessarily affordable

Is a hyperloop in the US feasible? Skeptics doubt whether the futuristic transportation system can ever become a reality, but a new study supported by Virgin Hyperloop One finds many possible benefits of a high-speed route between St. Louis and Kansas City.

A coalition of Missouri business leaders…

Hyper-loop study says I-70 corridor ideal for project

ST. LOUIS – A new study out says a proposed hyperloop that would make it possible to travel between St. Louis and Kansas City in about 30 minutes is feasible.

The nine-month feasibility study was conducted by the Kansas City-based Black and Veatch and was done on behalf of the Missouri Hyperloop Coalition. It analyzed a proposed route through the Interstate 70 corridor that would connect St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City…

Travel 700 mph in a vacuum tube? Hyperloop promises a 30-minute trip from Chicago to Cleveland

CHICAGO — Suppose you want to go to Cleveland from Chicago: How fast can you get there? A car ride takes around five hours. A plane takes an hour and 20 minutes, not counting waiting time in the airport. Hyperloop technology, which involves a system composed…