California just decided to sharply scale back its plans for a high-speed rail artery meant to transform travel up and down the state. But in the desert outside Las Vegas in the US, the transportation ambitions still seem limitless.
Here, engineers working for Virgin Hyperloop One are testing a radically different type of mass transit: one that aims to move people and cargo in small wheel-less pods in a vacuum tube at speeds that could exceed 600 miles per hour (mph), or close to 1,000 kilometres per hour. Today’s swiftest rail travel, at top speeds less than half as fast, would become a quaint anachronism.Read More….
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