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Missouri Announced As A Hyperloop One Finalist

… Insert the theme song to “The Jetsons.” A futuristic transportation system might at some point be able to get you from Columbia to Kansas City or St. Louis in less than 20 minutes. 

Last week, transportation firm Hyperloop One announced 11 semifinalist routes in the U.S. that could receive its transportation system that propels passengers at the rate of 760 miles per hour, and one of those finalists is Missouri. 

Map for potential Hyperloop transportation system in Missouri, including a pit stop in Columbia.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk describes the Hyperloop as “a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table.” Sounds like fun. 🙂

This would make traveling to and from Cards and/or Royals games, concerts, ect… that much quicker in the future.

Musk figures the average ticket price for a one-way trip would be about $20. Here’s a rundown of how he figured this price point. 


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