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What is the overview of Hyperloop? Initially the Hyperloop was presented as an alternative to the High speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

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Introduction:

As a refresher, the Hyperloop design uses a combination of low air pressure and magnetic acceleration to get people from LA to SF in just about 30 minutes, which is almost three times faster than flying, while producing its own electricity from solar power, with round-trip tickets projected to cost between $40- $60. If you want to know more about the details of this system, you can check out SpaceX’s Hyperloop page (www.spacex.com/hyperloop), which includes a good first look at the original proposal, as well as Elon Musk’s original white paper.

Hyperloop Transportation in USA

While it would of course be fantastic to have a Hyperloop between LA and SF as originally proposed, those aren’t the only two cities in the US and all over the world that would seriously benefit from the Hyperloop. Beyond the dramatic increase in speed and decrease in pollution, one of the key advantages the Hyperloop offers over existing designs for high-speed rail is the cost of construction and operations. Our goal is to keep the ticket price between LA and SF in the $20-$30 range. If this same overall price point were preserved for other city pairings, it could dramatically change the way people live and work in cities.

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It quickly becomes apparent just how dramatically the Hyperloop could change transportation, road congestion and minimize the carbon footprint globally.. Even without naming any specific cities, it’s apparent that the Hyperloop would greatly increase the range of options available to those who want to continue working where they do, but don’t wish to live in the same city, or who want to live further away without an unrealistic commute time; solving some of the major housing issues some metropolitan areas are struggling with. In reality, any cities connected by a Hyperloop would see a flourishing development comparable to the beginning of the 20th century with the arrival of widespread train connections. One reason for this is that right now, many people cannot readily afford air travel, and taking the time to drive long distances is often a luxury. With the Hyperloop, extremely fast, inexpensive intercity travel would be widely accessible. If both people and goods can move more quickly and comparatively cheaply, rapid growth is a logical outcome. As to the economics, we have confirmed that it’s absolutely feasible to build the entire line for an estimated $20-45 million per mile. For comparison, consider that other mass transit option being considered for routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles comes out to an estimated $200 million per mile.

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