Sounds cool. But the technology is yet to be proven reliable or safe or durable. My off the cuff reaction is that it will end up costing well north of $40 billion to build out, and won’t make anywhere close to $30 billion in profits over the first 25 years.
Still, would be cool to see them build something like this as a pilot, and then scale it. But heck if it is all private money and private property who am I to complain?
as with all intercity mass transit, regardless of mode, be it bus, train, or hyperloop,the real problem is now to travel to and from the station in City A and to and from the Station in City B ... even if one could be moved from City A to City B and then back again at the speed of light AND the trips were free, then what? rent a car? taxicab? Jitney? take a bus? ride a bike? walk?