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Op-Eds by the Heartland Hyperloop Coalition

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…

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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…