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Old 09-14-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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It would be totally cool to see this happen:

https://www.codot.gov/news/2017-news...e-semifinalist

The CDOT team proposed construction of a first phase for the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop is a 40-mile route from Denver International Airport to Greeley, connecting the region's hub of transportation and commerce with the highest-growth areas of northern Colorado. With the rapid pace of population growth and land development, these major urban centers have become one megatropolis. Hyperloop would accelerate this evolution, and better connect centers of activity and industry.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Colorado route selected for Hyperloop project | 9news.com

Travel times on the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop:

Denver to Greeley: 6 min
Denver to Fort Collins: 9 min
Denver to Vail: 9 min
Denver to Colorado Springs: 9 min
Colorado Springs to Pueblo: 6 min


Now that's Rapid Transit
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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This is so exciting, I hope it happens. I wonder how much a ticket will cost.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is huge news and combined with what is going on in Colorado would cause the entire front range urban corridor to economically grow faster then ever.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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This is so exciting, I hope it happens. I wonder how much a ticket will cost.
I found myself wondering about that too. Not to mention things like security, and stop times?

Don't get me wrong, I think this would be cool. I just kinda wonder about the overall effect. My first thought was that this could be great for people who work in Denver, but can't afford it anymore--they could move to places like Cheyenne, or Pueblo, where housing is cheaper, but still have short commutes. But then I started thinking, "If the ticket prices are high, then who does it really help?"
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I can't wait for my great-great-great grandchildren to take their first ride on this thing!
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:19 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Everyone has been talking about this in the Vail area today, it's really exciting!
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Everyone has been talking about this in the Vail area today, it's really exciting!
Same in Pueblo as it was all over my facebook feed. Especially combined with Amtrack wanting to make Pueblo a stop.
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:36 PM
 
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A couple of points:


Colorado is one of 35 semi-finalists.


While the concept is to move people and goods great distances at 700 miles per hour "at a fraction" of the cost of airliners", what they've done so far is move one prototype vehicle 192 miles per hour over a very short distance (about 1/3rd of a mile if I understand correctly). I think there is existing bullet train technology going as fast or faster and over far, far longer distances.


$160 million in capital raised so far. Probably 1/100th- 1/1000th of what is needed for ONE project of significant scale.


Elon Musk conceived of the approach but declined to pursue it because he is too busy.


Some original top officers quit and sued the company for fraud. The company counter accused and sued. They settled. I haven't looked into the details. But... not a good sign.






I will listen... but I'll also watch the public wallet. Very, very, very closely.

Last edited by NW Crow; 09-14-2017 at 09:49 PM..
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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A couple of points:


Colorado is one of 35 semi-finalists.


While the concept is to move people and goods great distances at 700 miles per hour "at a fraction" of the cost of airliners", what they've done so far is move one prototype vehicle 192 miles per hour over a very short distance (about 1/3rd of a mile if I understand correctly). I think there is existing bullet train technology going as fast or faster and over far, far longer distances.


$160 million in capital raised so far. Probably 1/100th- 1/1000th of what is needed for ONE project of significant scale.


Elon Musk conceived of the approach but declined to pursue it because he is too busy.


Some original top officers quit and sued the company for fraud. The company counter accused and sued. They settled. I haven't looked into the details. But... not a good sign.






I will listen... but I'll also watch the public wallet. Very, very, very closely.

1 of 10 finalists.
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