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June 11, 2016

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Joe

Here's some news from the Consumer Electronics Show courtesy of Yahoo:

US startup Hyperloop One on Friday disclosed a list of locations around the world vying to put near-supersonic rail transit system to the test.

The startup company keen to revolutionize the way people and cargo travel said that 35 contenders remained from a field of 2,600 teams in a Hyperloop One Grand Challenge launched in May 2015.

Viable submissions had to be condoned by government agencies that would likely be involved in regulating and, ideally, funding the futuristic rail.

Projects in the running included hyperloop rail connecting Sydney and Melbourne; Shanghai and Hangzhou; Mumbai and Delhi, and London and Edinburgh.

There were also 11 US teams in contention.

The startup's reasons for being at the Consumer Electronics show included collaborating with the self-driving car industry to make sure autonomous vehicles will inter-operate with the hyperloop system.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/cities-vie-hop-super-speedy-hyperloop-rail-171056964.html

Joe

More on Gov. Brown's horse and buggy project:

Maryland has given transportation pioneer Elon Musk permission to dig tunnels for the high-speed, underground transit system known as a hyperloop that Musk wants to build between New York and Washington.

Representatives of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday the state has issued a conditional utility permit to let Musk’s tunneling firm, the Boring Co., dig a 10.3-mile tunnel beneath the state-owned portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between the Baltimore city line and state Highway 175 in Hanover.

“This thing is real. It’s exciting to see,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said. “The word ‘transformational’ may be overused, but this is a technology that leapfrogs any technology that is out there today. And it’s going to be here.”

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-boring-company-maryland-20171020-story.html

Joe

Here is a very cool short YouTube clip showing the first passenger test of the Virgin Hyperloop system that just happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKvbSboQ5_g

Libertarian

How sad that Gavin is chasing fourty year old Japanese outdated technology that is overly costly and inefficient.
That is CA Dem leadership today.
Very sad.

Wunderkind

And CalTrain got RR passed with its millions and they are planning on cutting service.

Cutting salaries? Pensions? Bet not.

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