Hyperloop One unveiled 11 potential projects April 6 during meetings with policy makers in Washington, D.C. The company also announced that it has finalized tube installation on its 1,650-foot-long DevLoop in the Las Vegas desert.
So far the activities of Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One have focused around building a commercial high-speed tube transportation system in the United Arab Emirates with a track connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
But the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, which invited individuals, universities, companies and governments to propose Hyperloop routes in their regions, has yielded 11 U.S. routes. Five of these — in Texas, Florida, Colorado, Nevada and Missouri — involve officials from their state departments of transportation.
The Texas Triangle route — a 640-mile system that would connect five metros — is considered a potential frontrunner, the Dallas Business Journal reports. The proposed Texas route has endpoints in DFW, Austin, Houston and San Antonio, as well as a leg down to Laredo, Steven Duong, senior urban designer in the Dallas office of Aecom, told the DBJ.
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