Richmond Fails to Make the Cut

Hyperloop Richmond Washington

Regular readers of this blog are aware that the use of hyperloop trains along the eastern corridor would (a) give us true high speed trains, and (b) resolve many of the land use conflicts that the existing DRPT plans create. (For a summary of how hyperloop works see our recent post Back to the Future.)

Well, it turns out that the hyperloop project is progressing well but our region did not make the cut for the first applications. The areas in the United States that have been listed for this technology, as reported in Hyperloop One has a short list of cities for its 760-mile-per-hour trains are:

  • Boston-Somerset
  • Cheyenne-Houston
  • Gary-Louisville
  • LA-Ensenada, MX
  • Kansas City- St. Louis
  • Miami-Orlando
  • Midwest
  • Nevada
  • Colorado (two proposals)
  • Seattle-Portland
  • Texas Triangle

The Boston and Miami sections do at least provide the beginnings of hyperloop for the east coast line.

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