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Hyperloop One Announces Its 10 High-Potential Routes Around the World

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Hyperloop One first started out as a startup company with a huge goal: To create the world’s fastest land transport. Over the past 5 years, they have gathered a team of the brightest minds from all over the world to help them develop this technology, as well as some partners and supporters, the most notable of which is Elon Musk. This has resulted to leaps and bounds in the development of Hyperloop technology, and what once seemed like a distant sci-fi fantasy will become a reality by the 2020s.

To boost the hype around their innovation, Hyperloop one decided to host a competition in May of last year. Dubbed the “Hyperloop One Global Challenge”, the competition called on scientists, engineers, architects, urban planners, and even government officials from all over the world to come up with their best and most creative proposals for potential Hyperloop One routes.

The competition had over 2600 teams globally, and eventually, it was narrowed down to 35 teams based on the expert judges’ critiques. And from that list of 35 semifinalists, 10 proposals were chosen to be the winners. These are:

US: Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: Midwest Connect

Members: Led by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and the Columbus Partnership with support from Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Ohio Department of Transportation, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (MPO), Columbus Airport Authority, Columbus 2020, Ohio State, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and the cities of Columbus, Lima, and Fort Wayne.”

US: Dallas-Laredo-Houston

Source: Hyperloop One

“Team: Texas Triangle

Members: Led by AECOM with support from North Central Texas Council of Governments, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Austin Capital Metro, City of Dallas, Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Port Authority of Houston, Public Works and the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.”

US: Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo

Source: ArchDaily

“Team:Rocky Mountain Hyperloop

Members: Led by the Colorado Department of Transportation with support from AECOM and agency partners at the City and County of Denver, Denver International Airport, and the City of Greeley.”

US: Miami-Orlando

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: Florida Hyperloop

Members: Led by AECOM and have the backing of the Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works, Florida Department of Transportation, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, and additional private and public-sector partners.”

India: Bengaluru-Chennai

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: AECOM India team

Members: Led by AECOM”

India: Mumbai-Chennai

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: Hyperloop India

Members: Project TapRoute, namely, BITS Pilani, IIMA, ISB, NID – in collaboration with transportation, logistics and infrastructure experts fRITES, NITI Aayog, WRI and Bangalore Metro.”

UK: Edinburgh-London

Source: Hyperloop One

“Team: HypED

Members: Led by University of Edinburgh student, Adam Anyszewski, with a team of fifty university students with backgrounds in engineering, business and law.”

UK: Glasgow-Liverpool

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: Northern Arc

Members: Led by Paul Bell, Partner at Ryder Architecture, and Nic Merridew, Director at Arup, with support from KPMG, Newcastle City Futures, and North East Local Enterprise Partnership.”

Mexico: Mexico City-Guadalajara

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: Mexloop

Members: representatives from Fernando Romero’s firm FR-EE and engineering firms Arup and Sener. Supported by various tiers of the Mexican government at the federal, state and city levels including Mexico Transport and Communications Ministry, Pro Mexico (Commercial Development Agency), LabCDMX (Mexico City’s innovation agency), FerroMex (Railroad Network Operator), Mexican Institute of Infrastructure Development, and from every city included in the proposal.”

Canada: Toronto-Montreal

Source: ArchDaily

“Team: HyperCan

Members: AECOM Canada”


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