Hyperloop Alignment: All Fast Trains Love I-295

The Boring Co. – Elon Musk’s construction firm – has proposed an alignment for its “hyperloop project.” The twin tunnels would run from New York Avenue in Washington, D.C., along Route 50, up 32 and then along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to South Paca Street in downtown Baltimore. The project is anticipated to be fully funded by private sources.

According to the company’s website, the hyperloop is:

a high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported on autonomous electric skates traveling at 125-150 miles per hour.

The Maglev project, a different privately orchestrated project proposing really fast public transit, also contemplates using I-295 right-of-way.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

The project is different than the proposed MAGLEV project. Two routes for that high-speed train linking Baltimore and Washington have also been proposed; both routes also more or less track the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

 

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Courtesy www.boringcompany.com 
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