Getting “loopy” in Texas: How likely is a hyperloop in the Lone Star State?


Imagine being able to make the trip between Houston and Dallas in 30 minutes. We’re not talking about a super-speed flight or even a high-speed train. It would take a hyperloop, a pod traveling at supersonic speeds through a series of pneumatic tubes, to make it happen.

Before you write the idea off as science fiction, Elon Musk – the man behind Tesla and Space X – is promising to make it a reality. The billionaire entrepreneur who’s already changed how we approach auto and rocket travel now seems to have his sights set on this new mode of transportation.

In late July, Musk wrote a series of tweets, starting with, “Just received verbal gov’t. approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.” He went on to explain that this was a very preliminary step, but encouraged supporters to reach out to their local leaders.

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