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B.C. kicks in $300,000 for high-speed transit study

British Columbia will contribute $300,000 toward a study that will look into the business case for an ultra-high-speed transit system connecting Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Elon Musk shifts the focus of his tunnel vision

Tesla cars riding electric-powered tracks? Forget about it, at least for now. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and founder of The Boring Company, says pedestrians and cyclists will be the first users of his underground transit tunnels and Hyperloop tubes. In … Continue reading

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Hyperloop One revs up funding with billionaire chair

Virgin Hyperloop One now officially has British billionaire Richard Branson as its chairman, along with $50 million more in funding for its rapid-transit development effort. The company also reported that its test pod reached a top speed of 240 mph during … Continue reading

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Elon Musk will bid to build Chicago transit ‘loop’

A loop to the Loop? It could happen: Billionaire Elon Musk says he’s willing to build an express transit system that links downtown Chicago with O’Hare International Airport. Musk’s expression of interest came in response to Chicago’s “request for qualifications” relating to … Continue reading

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Pacific Hyperloop keeps chugging along

Pacific Hyperloop is moving ahead with its concept for tube travel between Seattle and Portland, in hopes of riding in the slipstream of the Pacific Northwest’s growing interest in ultra-high-speed transit. “If Seattle and Portland were just 20 minutes apart, … Continue reading

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Elon Musk pushes ahead with his tunnel venture

One of billionaire Elon Musk’s lesser-known ventures is taking the spotlight with word that The Boring Company is looking into digging a rapid-transit tunnel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. That’s not all: Musk says the company is putting the finishing … Continue reading

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Virgin invests in (and rebrands) Hyperloop One

British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested in the Hyperloop One rapid-transit venture, which will soon be rebranded as Virgin Hyperloop One, the company announced today. The arrangement was described as a global strategic partnership rather than an acquisition. … Continue reading

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