Texas is officially in the top ten for a potential Hyperloop that would transport someone from one major Texas city to another in 20 minutes.
On Wednesday, the Virgin Hyperloop One announced that funding has been provided for a 'feasible study' that could add San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Fort Worth, Waco, Temple, and Killeen to the high-speed transportation route.
The company also announced Dallas-Fort Worth transportation officials are evaluating Hyperloop Technology for the region.
Possible American routes include Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo, Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh, Miami-Orlando, and Dallas-Houston. Other routes in contention are two from the United Kingdom Edinburgh-London and Glasgow-Liverpool, Mexico City-Guadalajara in Mexico, Bengaluru-Chennai and Mumbai-Chennai in India and Toronto-Montreal in Canada.
The website stated that Hyperloop will work closely with each winning team to validate and analyze their proposals further and tailor to the needs of the individual route. Hyperloop uses special vehicles and low-pressure tubes to hit speeds up to 700 miles an hour.
The excitement around Hyperloop is in its potential to reimagine transportation by eliminating the barriers of distance and time,” Michael S. Burke, AECOM’s chairman and chief executive officer said on the website.
The proposed Texas route would start at DFW Airport and connect Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Laredo.
For more information on the Texas route, visit Hyperloop’s website.
If Hyperloop becomes a reality, you could be in surrounding cities within minutes!