Hyperloop Study Underway in Pennsylvania

"Add Pennsylvania to the list of places reviewing whether to consider a hyperloop system and the effect such systems might have on existing modes of transportation."
March 11, 2019, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week approved a four-year contract worth up to $2 million for consultant AECOM to review the potential for a hyperloop system that would extend across the state," reports Ed Blazina.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by resolution in 2018.

Pennsylvania is not the only local or regional power to consider the idea of a Hyperloop: "The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission is working with one developer, Virgin Hyperloop One, to study and establish a system linking Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago," according to Blazina.

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Published on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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