Chicago in minutes? Columbus named as finalist for Hyperloop

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Hyperloop: Futuristic travel

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Columbus has been named one of 10 international finalists to house Hyperloop One, the high-speed transportation network.

Hyperloop One is a worldwide challenge to create a transportation system that moves both people and products quickly. The Hyperloop transports pods of people and goods through a tube — traveling 671 miles per hour. The pods could travel from Columbus to Chicago in 29 minutes. The pod could also travel to Pittsburgh from Columbus in 18 minutes.

The other finalists in the U.S. are: Dallas-Laredo-Houston; Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo, and; Miami-Orlando. Non-U.S. finalists include Toronto-Montreal; Mexico City-Guadalajara; Edinburgh-London; Mumbai-Chennai, and; Bengaluru-Chennai. Read more.

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