A tube at the Hyperloop One Propulsion Open Air Test in the Las Vegas desert in May 2016. | Photo courtesy of Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One names finalists; KC-St. Louis route misses cut



The prospect of traveling from Kansas City to St. Louis in about 20 minutes appears to have zipped past the Show-Me State.

Hyperloop One, a firm developing a transportation system that would propel vehicles at speeds of about 760 miles per hour, on Thursday announced its four winning U.S. routes, cutting Missouri from the list. In addition to the four U.S. routes selected, Hyperloop announced six other winning tracks in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and India.

The chosen routes are:

Route Length (km) Length (miles) Urban Centers Population
US Chicago-Columbus-PittsburghTeam: Midwest Connect 785 488 3 13,800,000
US Dallas-Laredo-HoustonTeam: Texas Triangle 1030 640 5 18,771,000
US Cheyenne-Denver-PuebloTeam: Rocky Mountain Hyperloop 580 360 10 4,831,000
US Miami-OrlandoTeam: Miami/Orlando Hyperloop 414 257 2 8,500,000
India Bengaluru-Chennai  Team: AECOM India 334 208 6 17,710,000
India Mumbai-ChennaiTeam: Hyperloop India 1102 685 10 43,190,000
UK Edinburgh-LondonTeam: HypED 666 414 4 19,151,514
UK Glasgow-LiverpoolTeam: Northern Arc 545 339 6 9,715,488
Mexico Mexico City-GuadalajaraTeam: Mexloop 532 330 4 33,530,000
Canada Toronto-MontrealTeam: HyperCan 640 400 3 13,326,000

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