SpaceX Removes Hyperloop Test Tube
After blocking sidewalk access for years, a tube segment in front of SpaceX’s Hawthorne office was removed at the city’s request, signaling a broader retreat from the project.
The Hyperloop’s Prospects Dim
The media is coming around to the idea that the hyperloop is not a near-term solution for the country’s transportation woes. It’s too little, too obvious, too late.
Opinion: Stop Trusting Elon Musk—on Tunnels, on Teslas, on Everything
Musk has leveraged social media intrigue and a hot streak on the market to become the standard bearer for autonomous vehicle technology. Trust Tesla at public peril, argues James Brasuell in this opinion piece.
Virgin Hyperloop Shifts to Cargo Transport, Lays Off Staff
The company sees cargo as a more promising and cost-efficient use of its technology.
Friday Funny: The Onion Skewers Elon Musk (Again)
Elon Musk, a favorite target of satirists and urbanists alike, is once again the subject of The Onion's withering pen.
Hyperloop Gets its First Human Test Subjects
It has a long way to go to match the speed and capacity of high-speed rail technology, but at least the Hyperloop has achieved one critical benchmark: a test involving human passengers.
West Virginia Wins Bid for Location of Virgin Hyperloop Facility
Virgin Hyperloop's Hyperloop Certification Center (HCC) will be located on an 800-acre site straddling Tucker and Grant counties in West Virginia.
Tampa Area Spending $1 Million to Study the Hyperloop
Another regional transit authority isn't as skeptical about the Hyperloop as many critics in the transit and technology press.
Hyperloop Now a Legal Public-Private Partnership Opportunity in Missouri
Missouri lawmakers removed a barrier to the creation of a Hyperloop test facility in St. Louis.
Experts: Great Lakes Hyperloop Study Full of Dubious Claims
About that Hyperloop report…
Chicago-Cleveland Hyperloop Estimated at $29.8 Billion
A feasibility analysis published today estimates costs and benefits for the still-unproven Hyperloop technology, as envisioned for a route connecting Cleveland and Chicago.
'The Future of Transportation Is Not About Inventions. It’s About Choices.'
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
Hyperloop for the Great Lakes Gets Initial Blessing the U.S House of Representatives
The U.S. Senate still needs to approve the bill that would spend $5 million in initial funding for the Great Lakes Hyperloop System.
Don't Let 'FOMO' Ruin Transportation Planning
The "fear of missing out," also known as FOMO, is no way to make transportation decisions, according to this article.
Eminent Domain Concerns Raised Over Missouri's Hyperloop Plans
Critics are pointing to a discrepancy between the plan and the reality in terms of how much private property must be acquired through eminent domain to make the state of Missouri's Hyperloop dreams come true.
Missouri Making Hyperloop Plans
Missouri state legislators have created a task force aimed at delivering a hyperloop route between Kansas City and St. Louis.
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."
Musk's Boring Co. Drops Westside L.A. Tunnel Plans
A lawsuit by a pair of Westside L.A. neighborhood groups has killed the Boring Company's plans to drill a tunnel below Sepulveda Boulevard.
Dallas Brainstorms Multimodal Hub to Accompany High-Speed Rail
With a Dallas-Houston bullet train proposal proceeding apace, a complementary idea is now on the table: a multimodal transit hub linking Amtrak, transit, and even Hyperloop.
Editorial: Skip the Hyperloop—Texas Should Stick to the Basics
Texas planners are eager for a six-minute trip between Fort Worth and Dallas. But the Dallas Morning News is wary of the hype.
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