Texas' 20 minute Hyperloop from Houston to Dallas closer to becoming reality

Vendredi, 15 Sep, 2017

He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. In Colorado, for example, the route announced Tuesday boasts a possible 9-minute zip from Denver to Colorado Springs.

The Front Range route would allow travelers to reach their destinations within minutes, the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop team said. The 1102-kilometre stretch will take passengers and goods from Mumbai to Chennai in just 63 minutes and would go via Pune, Kolhapur, Dharwad, Tumakuru, Bengaluru and Vellore.

The nine other winning entries include four in the United States, two in each of the United Kingdom and India, and one in Mexico.

A full-scale hyperloop is being tested in the Nevada desert.

The technology of Hyperloop One puts passengers and cargo into a pod with gradual acceleration by electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube.

"The excitement around Hyperloop is in its potential to reimagine transportation by eliminating the barriers of distance and time", said Michael S. Burke, AECOM's chairman and chief executive officer.

Hyperloop One, a company dedicated to building a state-of-the-art mass transit system using tubes and magnetic levitation, announced Thursday the 10 route proposals it chose from hundreds of applicants, and Pittsburgh is the endpoint of one of them.

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Its proposal is for a 640-mile Texas corridor that would connect five of the top eight fastest growing cities in America - Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. It joins the ranks of the certifiably pipe-dreamed, the same celebrated company as Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea, the Cincinnati Subway, and a peaceful post-American Iraq. Another 11 finalist teams will continue to develop their proposals with the support of Hyperloop One.

Hyperloop One will now conduct an in-depth study to determine the commercial viability of each route to consider all economic and regulatory factors.

Hyperloop One plans to have three routes running by 2021, the Daily Mail reported.

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"We're... excited about the partnership with CDOT and AECOM, which was a direct result of the Global Challenge and a testament to the power of open innovation", added Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One.

For those who regularly drive the notoriously busy, sketchy Interstate 70 between Denver and Vail, yesterday's announcement was head-turning.