Next Step for the Hyperloop? A $500 Million Test Track

An XP-1 Hyperloop pod was unveiled yesterday morning in a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside COSI. It was the first of several events being held this week to promote the futuristic technology and the possibility that Columbus could be involved in its inaugural line.

The pod being displayed (yesterday it was at COSI, today it will be on the Ohio Statehouse lawn, and Tuesday it will make stops in Dublin, Marysville and Lima), is the same one that achieved a top speed of 240 mph as it traveled through a 500-meter-long tube in the desert outside of Las Vegas.

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Story excerpt provided by Columbus Underground.

Written by Brent Warren.

Originally published August 5, 2019.

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