Missouri Making Hyperloop Plans

Missouri state legislators have created a task force aimed at delivering a hyperloop route between Kansas City and St. Louis.
March 13, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Missouri officials are forming a high-level task force to determine whether it’s feasible to build a high-speed, people-moving link between St. Louis and Kansas City," reports Kurt Erickson.

Erickson is referring to the hyperloop, and it's the second region in recent days to make news for exploring the technology as a transportation option, following Pennsylvania.

House Speaker Elijah Haahr (R-Springfield) is pushing for the city to become a "'global epicenter' for research and development of the experimental project."

Also in the news about Missouri's preliminary plans for the hyperloop is a connection to the state's ill-fated bid for the Amazon HQ2 location. "As part of the package, state officials said Amazon could build in both St. Louis and Kansas City and be linked by the hyperloop," according to Erickson.

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Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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