Hyperloop Test Track Planned in Saudi Arabia

Current plans call for Virgin Hyperloop One to build and operate the track. In addition, Hyperloop One has plans to build Hyperloop lines between Kuwait City, Ridayah, Jedda, and Muscat in Oman

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Indian State Approves Mumbai to Pune Hyperloop Route

“Maharashtra will create the first Hyperloop transportation system in the world, and a global Hyperloop supply chain starting from Pune,” Devendra Fadnavis brags in a Virgin-Hyperloop One press release. Importantly, Fadnavis is the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

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Is the Union Pacific in Trouble?

America’s oldest transcontinental railroad is still making money. UP reports an operating income of $1.96 billion and a net income of $1.391 billion for the 1st Quarter of 2019. Yet, those numbers are down from $2.016 billion and $1.554 billion in December 2018.

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The Green New Deal Needs Hyperloop

One Hyperloop line could achieve that goal by moving 164,000 passengers a day at speeds of 760 miles per hour, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT), claims. In addition, HyperloopTT claims one Hyperloop line could move 4,000 cargo shipments a day.

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Hyperloop is Going Mainstream

Uniquely, a Hyperloop running along the Pennsylvania Turnpike could form the lynchpin of a national system. For example, a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike includes I-70 which runs all the way from Baltimore to Central Utah. Plus, I-70 connects to I-15 which provides a direct connection to Southern California and Las Vegas.

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Is Union Pacific (UNP) making money and will Buffett buy it?

However, there are far cheaper railroads out there. For example, the CSX Corp had a market cap of $59.79 billion, the Norfolk Southern had a market cap of $49.02, and the Kansas City Southern had a market cap of $11.24 billion on 22 February 2019.

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California High-Speed Rail Debacle is an Opportunity for America

Under these circumstances, California High-Speed Rail is very much alive. However, it is no closer to completion and the existing plan is an embarrassment.

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How Hyperloop will disrupt everything

Theoretically, Hyperloop will make commuting from Buffalo to Manhattan easy as commuting from Staten Island to Manhattan. To explain, Hyperloop One claims its technology offers a 37 minute trip between New York City and Buffalo.

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Hyperloop TT forms joint venture with Port of Hamburg Operator

Notably, Hamburg could serve as a point for loading containers from China onto ships bound for the Americas and Africa. Hence, the Port of Hamburg is a logical terminus for a Hyperloop line between Europe and China.

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Virgin Hyperloop One gets new CEO

Virgin Hyperloop One has a new chief executive officer (CEO) with some serious experience in passenger transportation and mass transit.

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