May 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Considering it costs $1 billion per mile to dig L.A.'s subway tunnels, how does Elon Musk plan to build a series of car-carrying tunnels with out breaking the bank?
April 22, 2017, 5am PDT
So far, the Hyperloop's biggest supporters have made a lot of big promises, but continue to fall short on deliverables.
April 15, 2017, 11am PDT
After another big announcement from the realm of futuristic transportation, there's reason to remain skeptical.
November 5, 2016, 9am PDT
A test of a "fully-operational" Hyperloop transportation system is scheduled to take place next week in the United Arab Emirates.
May 13, 2016, 10am PDT
PBS kicks off its new science and technology series with a look at just what happened in the desert with MIT's Hyperloop team. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien likens the week's events more to the "glider moment" preceding Kitty Hawk.
January 22, 2016, 12pm PST
As a part of a competition sponsored by SpaceX, university students and independent engineering teams are building scale-model Hyperloop pods.
January 8, 2016, 6am PST
The futuristic transportation idea known as the Hyperloop is starting to look real. CNN Money caught up with the leaders of one of the companies working to make the dream of super-fast, efficient intercity travel a reality.
December 11, 2013, 2pm PST
While many are focused on fixing the legacy assets of another era, a group of innovative billionaires are training their talents on transforming the "sleepy realm of transportation," observes Kevin Robillard. Can they overcome the inherent obstacles?
August 26, 2013, 2pm PDT
Photo essay reviews some of history's most notable failed mass transit projects.
August 16, 2013, 9am PDT
LA Times' technology blogger Jon Healy takes a look at Elon Musk's Hyperloop, and after careful analysis, decides he'd bet on a proven, high-speed technology - the same one that inspired Musk to do an all-nighter to draft plans for an alternative.
Los Angeles Times - Opinion
August 13, 2013, 5am PDT
Last week we looked at the dangers of focusing on transportation fantasies. But alas, entrepreneur Elon Musk's vision for a "fifth form" of transportation is here and we just can't help ourselves.
August 8, 2013, 2pm PDT
We hear a lot about the next leap forward in transportation, whether it be Elon Musk's Hyperloop or Tel Aviv's floating pods. But in focusing on the latest fantasy, are we harming our ability to address the problems of the present?