California Hyperloop Transport Construction Race Begins

Four companies have announced plans or made demonstrations regarding their intention to build a tubular transport system from Los Angeles to San Francisco that would cut travel time from 6 hours of driving to 30 minutes. This requires speeds of around 750 mph which can be best achieved using enclosed tracks with magnetic levitation capability and vacuum pressure to drive passenger and cargo pods up and down the west coast. Hyperloop Technologies Inc., Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a company called SpaceX run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and skyTran, a NASA affiliate, are all building teams and hardware and even planning test sites in Texas and Nigeria. Attorney Scott Eriksen forwards this USA TODAY article on the Hyperloop: