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  • Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago

    10/18/2019 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ed Blazina
    Ohio planners will move full speed ahead on a proposed hyperloop system that would carry passengers between Pittsburgh and Chicago in about 58 minutes for a one-way cost of about $93. But the full system, known as Mid-West Connect, probably wouldn’t be finished until about 2050. Thea Walsh, director of transportation and funding for the Columbus, Ohio-based Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said this week the agency is putting the finishing touches on feasibility and environmental impact studies but has concluded it should pursue the hyperloop system. The system being developed by Virgin Hyperloop One would move passengers and freight in...
  • India offers land to Elon Musk to test Hyperloop

    09/17/2016 9:52:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 4 replies
    Mashable ^ | 9/14/16 | MANISH SINGH
    As Elon Musk struggles in acquiring land rights for testing his audacious Hyperloop project in the United States, India has emerged out of nowhere to offer him a helping hand. India is offering Musk's SpaceX a big chunk of land and permission to do the required testing in Pune, a city 118 kilometers away from Mumbai. The country's Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he made the proposal to Hyperloop's parent company SpaceX during his recent visit to the United States. “I just offered them ... they want some road for experimental purpose. I offered them the westerly bypass of...
  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Trump Infrastructure Plan Includes Elon Musk-Style High-Speed Rail Tunnels

    02/01/2018 11:13:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 5, 2018 | Nicole Goodkind
    New York to Chicago by train in under five hours. It’s not science fiction, but old-school tunneling—a critical, yet oddly ignored, part of President Donald Trump’s forthcoming infrastructure plan that supporters say will cost the federal government virtually nothing, but experts say the proposal's deregulation approach amounts to a handout to Big Business. The plan calls for creating new high-speed rail lines deep underground—the basic idea behind the English Channel tunnel, or Chunnel, that whisks travelers at 186 miles per hour from London to Paris in just two hours and 20 minutes. That’s less time than the Amtrak from New...
  • Maryland Attorney General: State can't authorize Hyperloop construction with utility permit alone

    02/01/2018 10:38:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 16, 2018 | Colin Campbell
    The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has called into question the state’s authority to grant permission to Tesla founder Elon Musk’s tunneling startup, The Boring Co., to build several miles of tunnels for his high-speed Hyperloop transportation system below the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The State Highway Administration granted a conditional utility permit on Oct. 16 to allow The Boring Co. to begin building the tunnels, if the company supplies additional information about the project and it meets all necessary requirements. But the Hyperloop system “is not a utility under federal standards or SHA’s federally-approved utility accommodation policies,” Assistant Attorney General David Stamper...
  • 2017 Year in Review: Colorado transportation on the move with Hyperloop project . . .

    12/28/2017 7:49:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Summit Daily ^ | December 25, 2017 | Summit Daily Staff Report
    It sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but Colorado has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hyperloop One competition, which could end with a vacuum-sealed tunnel shooting people from Cheyenne to Pueblo and Vail to Denver at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The futuristic, pod-based transportation system for Colorado could cost as much as $24 billion, but it's only one of a number of major developments in the realm of transportation throughout 2017. The proposed route for a Colorado Hyperloop accounts for roughly 360 miles total, and the Los Angeles firm that's sponsoring...
  • OH, ELON. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HYPERLOOP DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT

    07/22/2017 9:20:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    Wired ^ | 07.21.17 | AARIAN MARSHALL
    OH, ELON. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HYPERLOOP DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT Is this … is this really happening? On Wednesday morning, Elon Musk made a strange announcement on Twitter: His Boring Company (yes, that's what it's called) had received “verbal government approval” to build an underground hyperloop, he said. The maglev-powered train thing would pass through New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore before terminating in good old swampy Washington, DC. All in twenty-nine minutes. It sounded momentous—but “verbal government approval” isn’t a thing. A White House spokesperson said the administration had conducted “positive conversations” with Musk and Boring Company executives, but...
  • Bizarre Lawsuit Could Derail Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

    07/26/2016 7:39:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-07-2016 | Musk
    Just as Elon Musk’s revolutionary Hyperloop technology was starting to look like a serious business model, there are signs that one of the most promising companies commercializing the technology may be facing some serious internal problems. Hyperloop One is one of the two most prominent companies trying to develop commercial versions of the Hyperloop. The company is now facing an explosive lawsuit from one of its co-founders, which may end up permanently derailing the firm’s ambitions. Hyperloop One is based in downtown LA and claims to be building a fifth mode of transportation based on Elon Musk’s original concept. The...
  • Is Hyperloop coming to Europe? Super-fast transport system...from Helsinki to Stockholm...

    07/06/2016 8:11:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Hyperloop One has released a proposal that will allow passengers to commute 310 miles (500km) between Helsinki in Finland and Stockholm in Sweden in just 28 minutes. Currently it takes around an hour to fly from Stockholm to Helsinki, or a 16 hour ferry journey. The company was among the first to demonstrate its technology for the transport system, dreamed up by Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk, in a trial in the Navada desert in May. It hopes to build pods that can travel through vacuum tubes at speeds of up to 700mph. In a feasibility study drawn...
  • Hype the Loop

    06/11/2016 7:16:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/11/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Dream on you loopians, just don't expect me to fund your crazy ideas! There is a new company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) that intends to revolutionize high speed continental travel. It’s CEO, Dirk Ahlborn, recently announced an agreement with the Slovakian government to build Hyperloops from Vienna, Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia, and from Bratislava to Budapest, Hungary. Its competitor, Hyperloop One, recently tested an open air propulsion test of a vehicle with its “Blade Runner” test rig. The Japanese “bullet trains” going at 200 mph are like snails in comparison. The new hyper-things are envisaged to do about 760 mph....
  • Hyperloop One Tests Futuristic Transport Tech in First-Ever Demo

    05/13/2016 4:40:55 AM PDT · by mountn man · 31 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | May 11 2016
    It's a bird. ... It's a plane. ... It's a pod of steel! The future of transportation could be closer than you think as Hyperloop One tested its electric engine in its first open-air demonstration on Wednesday. Before its first test run, Rob Lloyd, CEO of the tech start-up, said that the company — formerly known as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies — is "rewriting the rules" in transportation technology. "The world is watching. It's cynical, but it's cheering for us at the same time," Lloyd told CNBC's "Squawk Alley." "Our objective is to find the routes in the world where governments,...
  • Did Elon Musk just make California’s $64 billion bullet train obsolete before it’s even built?

    05/13/2016 4:17:34 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/12/2016 | John Merline
    Just three years after Elon Musk described his sci-fi-esque vision for “hyperloop” travel, one of two competing companies, Hyperloop One, successfully conducted its first proof-of-concept test in Nevada.
  • First Stop for the Hyperloop? Slovakia.

    03/30/2016 5:24:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Gear Patrol ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tucker Bowe
    Vienna to Bratislava in 8 Minutes In 2013, Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed the concept for a high-speed ground-transport system, dubbed the Hyperloop, which would travel around 700 mph and deliver passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. The idea: to create a faster, cheaper, safer and more environmentally conscious transit option — one in which pods travel through tubes with near-zero air pressure, and which is eons ahead of the hell that is Interstate 5. Three years later, however, the California Hyperloop is still a far cry from coming to fruition: SpaceX is currently holding an...
  • Pushing the Limits: Traveling at near-supersonic speeds

    09/16/2015 10:30:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2015
    Hyperloop Technologies is working on a project to move people and cargo at nearly the speed of sound, and its engineers believe they're approaching a transportation breakthrough not seen in ages, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans. In 1903, the Wright brothers launched the age of aviation in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with their experimental flying machine. It connected the world, pushing the limits of what many believed possible. Hyperloop Technologies co-founder and engineer Brogan BamBrogan wants to change the world again, with a ground transit system that would go faster than a commercial jet. "We're kind of inventing a...
  • Elon Musk’s radical plan to let people travel in 760 mph tubes

    06/06/2015 12:19:51 PM PDT · by Baynative · 100 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard and Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com
    Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop' was dismissed as a pipe dream that would never get off the ground. But now the billionaire's plans to shoot capsules of passengers along a tube at around the speed of sound may launch as soon as next year. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has secured land for the first full-scale Hyperloop with a 2016 launch in the California town of Quay Valley.
  • Hyperloop moves closer to becoming reality

    02/26/2015 11:26:09 AM PST · by Mellonkronos · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 26, 2015 | Phil LeBeau
    [It would really be great if private entrepreneurs could develop this system! Musk is an innovator. Check out the videos in the article.] “Hyperloop moves closer to becoming reality.” Phil LeBeau@Lebeaucarnews (Hyperloop Transportation Technologies,Inc., says Elon Musk’s vision for the new transportation system is beginning to take hold. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports, and talks to Ahlborn about the 5-mile stretch to be tested in the next few years.) The Hyperloop, just an idea in the mind of Elon Musk two years ago, is moving closer to becoming reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed an agreement with a developer in central...
  • LA To San Fran In 30 Minutes? Hyperloop CEO Says Speed Tube Could Become Reality

    12/18/2014 9:56:26 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 52 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | December 17, 2014
    PLAYA VISTA (CBSLA.com) — It takes about six hours to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco – depending on your speed – and more than an hour to fly. But in the future, the trip may take a matter of minutes. Designers of the speed tube called Hyperloop say they are one step closer to making that happen. Tesla founder Elon Musk says the technology is being developed with the help of about 25 UCLA graduate architecture students at a facility in Playa Vista. Hyperloop has teamed up with the students to create the tube technology, designed to connect...
  • Company plans to turn Hyperloop dream into hypercool reality

    10/31/2013 10:28:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 10/31/2013 | Jeremy A. Kaplan
    It sounds insane: Take an enormous hamster tube, suck most of the air from it, insert a hovercraft full of humans and accelerate it to 800 miles per hour. But according to Patricia Galloway, that wild concept is no dream -- it’s very much real. “The feasibility is done. What we’re working on now is moving toward conceptual design,” Galloway told FoxNews.com. Thursday morning Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., a new company Galloway is spearheading, came out of stealth mode to reveal if not a concrete prototype of the futuristic form of transport, at least an outline of what it will...
  • Hyperloop A jaunt From Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 Minutes

    08/13/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT · by themoneytimes · 82 replies
    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday unveiled a high-speed transportation concept that will blast passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco — a distance of more than 300 miles, in just half hour. Musk proposed his idea for a super fast mass transit system called the Hyperloop to connect cities. According to him, the project, if it materializes will be faster, cheaper and safer alternative to the high speed rail line planned between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Musk stated, "How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL … would build a bullet train that is...
  • Hyperloop Alpha [Hyperloop design announcement]

    08/12/2013 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 17 replies
    Spacex ^ | August 12, 2013 | Elon Musk
    Existing conventional modes of transportation of people consists of four unique types: rail, road, water, and air. These modes of transport tend to be either relatively slow (i.e., road and water), expensive (i.e., air), or a combination of relatively slow and expensive (i.e., rail). Hyperloop is a new mode of transport that seeks to change this paradigm by being both fast and inexpensive for people and goods. Hyperloop is also unique in that it is an open design concept, similar to Linux. Feedback is desired from the community that can help advance the Hyperloop design and bring it from concept...