Finalists for Hyperloop challenge include Texas entry

September 21, 2017 by  

A group representing Texas was among 10 finalists submitting promising Hyperloop transportation system.

The Lone Star state entry included a Dallas stop in additions to ones in Laredo, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston. If a Texas Hyperloop is built here, the need to provide brochure printing to provide details will not be in the near future, but when the time comes, travel time between Texas’ major cities will be cut dramatically.

Hyperloop One’s Head of Policy, Dan Katz explained a Hyperloop as a means of ultra-high speed travel, 700 miles per hour or more, through a vacuum tube-like environment. He added that Hyperloop, for which a prototype in Nevada has already been built, could be used for either passengers or freight. Given Texas’ traffic congestion issues, he believes this could be a game-changer.

Katz explained that the company reviewed some outstanding applications from around the world, and the one from Texas was one of the top 10 received.

As a finalist, the Hyperloop Texas team will receive assistance in the project’s next phase, which includes developing ridership forecasts and a preliminary technical analysis and commercial viability for the proposed route.

Among the other finalists, according to Katz, were teams from Colorado, Florida, London, Mexico City and Mumbai, all of which will receive assistance with their plans as well.