May 16, 2017 - Why fly when you can stay on the ground and arrive just as fast? Meeting with other transportation experts in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2017, Hyperloop One detailed 11 proposed routes using the company’s low-pressure propulsion tubes to carry passengers and cargo to their destinations. One of the routes, from Denver to Vail, would be a boon to Colorado locals and tourists for year-round access to the mountain resorts.
From a description of the system on Hyperloop One’s website: “With Hyperloop One, passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod and accelerate gradually via electric propulsion through a low-pressure tube. The pod quickly lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and glides at airline speeds for long distances due to ultra-low aerodynamic drag. This week, the company finalized the tube installation on its 1640-foot-long DevLoop, located in the desert outside of Las Vegas; the facility serves as an outdoor lab for its proprietary levitation, propulsion, vacuum and control technologies.”
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