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On 7/11/2019 at 10:24 PM, jmecklenborg said:

The California High Speed Rail tracks to Anaheim are planned to run directly behind the building.  Like, stick your arm out the window and the train takes off your fingers. 

 

The hyperloop is never, ever going to exist.  This is all a money laundering/Theranos type scam.  A wolf in Tech's clothing. 

 

I would agree -- the technical problems and construction expense has to be ridiculous.  But I do fear that all this hype and investment will lead to someone actually trying and blowing a few billion on the project.  That money would be far, far better spent on building some high speed rail like 20+ other countries have already done. 

 

What if we get Musk to dig Cleveland a nice "hyperloop" tunnel that we can turn into an actual subway system?

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12 hours ago, Foraker said:

What if we get Musk to dig Cleveland a nice "hyperloop" tunnel that we can turn into an actual subway system?

 

Musk only digs tunnels for single use cars.

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Very Stable Genius

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16 minutes ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

Musk only digs tunnels for single use cars.

All the cost of a subway with the capacity of a car. Brilliant.

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India approves Mumbai-Pune hyperloop in bid to build world's first system

 

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/08/07/mumbai-pune-hyperloop-virgin-maharashtra-india/

 

The government of the Indian state of Maharashtra has approved Virgin Hyperloop One's plans to develop a high-speed line between Mumbai and Pune, which could become the world's first hyperloop.

 

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http://www.forbesindia.com/article/special/mumbaipune-hyperloop-moves-closer-to-reality/54629/1

 

Travel in Maharashtra between Pune and Mumbai, about 120 km, could come down to 35 minutes by 2026 if all goes well with the Hyperloop project proposed to connect the two cities. That is a step closer now, after the Maharashtra state cabinet approved the public-infrastructure status of the project on July 30, clearing the way for a bidding process to select the private companies to build the super-fast transit system.

 

 

 

 

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How about USA’a first?

 

If you thought traveling by Hyperloop to Chicago in 28 minutes was fast, how about Pittsburgh in 9?

 

Posted: 4:29 PM, Aug 08, 2019 

Updated: 6:08 PM, Aug 08, 2019

 

CLEVELAND — The results of the Hyperloop feasibility study started 18 months ago won't be released until this fall, but those behind the $1.2 million study tell News 5 the results are very promising. As a result, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and the Northern Ohio Coordinating Agency (NOACA) announced Thursday that the plans for the initial phase, which stretched from Chicago to Cleveland, will continue east to now reach Pittsburgh.

 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/originals/if-you-thought-traveling-by-hyperloop-to-chicago-in-28-minutes-was-fast-how-about-pittsburgh-in-9

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42 minutes ago, MuRrAy HiLL said:

How about USA’a first?

 

If you thought traveling by Hyperloop to Chicago in 28 minutes was fast, how about Pittsburgh in 9?

 

Posted: 4:29 PM, Aug 08, 2019 

Updated: 6:08 PM, Aug 08, 2019

 

CLEVELAND — The results of the Hyperloop feasibility study started 18 months ago won't be released until this fall, but those behind the $1.2 million study tell News 5 the results are very promising. As a result, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and the Northern Ohio Coordinating Agency (NOACA) announced Thursday that the plans for the initial phase, which stretched from Chicago to Cleveland, will continue east to now reach Pittsburgh.

 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/originals/if-you-thought-traveling-by-hyperloop-to-chicago-in-28-minutes-was-fast-how-about-pittsburgh-in-9

 

 

Creates more energy than it uses?  Seriously, how dumb are these TV people?

 

 

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5 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

 

Creates more energy than it uses?  Seriously, how dumb are these TV people?

 

 

 

That's the marketing guy.   The TV people couldn't be expected to call him on it though.  Physics 101 may not be in the curriculum at acting school.

 

I'd be curious as to what his logic is.   Of course it's impossible, but some factoids had to be involved in the compilation of that statement.

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On 7/31/2019 at 9:58 AM, DarkandStormy said:

 

Musk only digs tunnels for single use cars.

 

Single occupancy.  (Well, 2-5 maybe).

 

That's his objective (I can certainly understand why), but the current proposal basically involves buses.

 

Local subway system?  Probably not.   Getting to 700 mph and back down involves some serious acceleration and deceleration. 

 

That's 1,027 feet/sec, so it would coincidentally take about 32 seconds to get there at 1G.

 

Distance would be ½at², so 0.5*32*32*32 = 16,384 feet.   Or 3.1 miles.   Same distance to slow down.

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On 8/9/2019 at 1:04 AM, MuRrAy HiLL said:

How about USA’a first?

 

If you thought traveling by Hyperloop to Chicago in 28 minutes was fast, how about Pittsburgh in 9?

 

Posted: 4:29 PM, Aug 08, 2019 

Updated: 6:08 PM, Aug 08, 2019

 

CLEVELAND — The results of the Hyperloop feasibility study started 18 months ago won't be released until this fall, but those behind the $1.2 million study tell News 5 the results are very promising. As a result, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and the Northern Ohio Coordinating Agency (NOACA) announced Thursday that the plans for the initial phase, which stretched from Chicago to Cleveland, will continue east to now reach Pittsburgh.

 

https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/originals/if-you-thought-traveling-by-hyperloop-to-chicago-in-28-minutes-was-fast-how-about-pittsburgh-in-9

 

First time post, long-time lurker.

 

Prior press indicated the feasibility study was supposed to wrap up around now, so I looked around for some updated information - looks like the push for Pittsburgh comes from a 100k contribution from Pittsburgh interests via the Richard King Mellon Foundation:

 

https://www.noaca.org/home/showdocument?id=24149

 

Another NOACA document indicates that there was a resolution to add the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission (who had already contributed 100k of funding) as an ex-officio board member:

 

https://www.noaca.org/home/showdocument?id=24151

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