July 12, 2018
The Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Council (RTC) announced that it is mulling over the idea of hyperloop technology as a transportation option to get people in the DFW area from point A to point B. The RTC unveiled its research intent after making a visit to Virgin Hyperloop One’s test site in the Nevada desert.
The RTC will issue a Request for Proposals for a consultant team to complete a Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement for a high-speed corridor that could connect Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. Also in the study will be an assessment for high-speed rail. A DFW hyperloop could eventually become part of a statewide system, connecting North Texas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Laredo.
A preliminary analysis by Virgin Hyperloop One engineers estimated that a trip between Dallas and Fort Worth would take six minutes. The same trip, by car, takes approximately one hour, assuming light traffic.
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