COLORADO SPRINGS - The plan is in motion for Colorado to build the new Hyperloop high-speed travel system, which would stretch across the Front Range.
Our partners at Denver7 report that a route from Cheyenne, Wyo. to Pueblo, Colo. was chosen as one of the top 20 proposals worldwide by Hyperloop One.
Just to put in perspective the speed of travel for Coloradans versus driving:
- Denver to Greeley: 6 minutes instead of around 1 hour and 15 minutes
- Denver to Fort Collins: 9 minutes instead of around 2 hours
- Denver to Vail: 9 minutes instead of around 2 hours
- Denver to Colorado Springs: 9 minutes instead of around 1 hour
- Colorado Springs to Pueblo: 6 min instead of around 45 minutes
The Colorado Department of Transportation is working with Hyperloop to determine the feasibility of building the travel system.
"We are excited to partner with Hyperloop One in exploring the next step of feasibility of this innovative technology, potentially transforming how Colorado moves," said CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt. "The Hyperloop technology could directly align with our goals of improving mobility and safety in Colorado, and we have been encouraged by the continued progress the technology is taking."
For more information, log on to hyperloop-one.com.