The Los Angeles-based, high-speed tube train called Hyperloop One could get you from Miami to Orlando in 26 minutes - quite a number when compared to the 3-ish hour, $3.1 billion high-speed Brightline trip.
As of right now, Brightline is caught in litigation battles regarding the project's financial plans with Martin and Indian River counties. The suit alleges that the federal transportation department skirted environmental protocols and gave Brightline improper access to more than $1 billion worth of tax-exempt government bones to build the project through those counties.
Meanwhile, Hyperloop One finalized tube installation on a 1,650 foot long DevLoop in the Las Vegas desert.
"The U.S. has always been a global innovation vanguard - driving advancements in computing, communication and media to rail, automobiles and aeronautics," Shervin Pishevar, executive chairman of Hyperloop One, said last Thursday. "Now, with Hyperloop One, are on the brink of the first great breakthrough in transportation technology of the 21st century, eliminating the barriers of time and distance and unlocking vast economic opportunities."
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Original article written by Veronica Brezina of the Orlando Business Journal.