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Colorado Moves Forward With $24 Billion Hyperloop Project

By Brian Spaen

Ever felt like you were wasting years of your life just sitting in traffic? Don't worry, big changes concerning how we travel on the day to day are in the works. For example, hyperspeed traveling is quickly becoming a reality in Colorado. The state’s Department of Transportation will be going forward with Virgin Hyperloop One in researching the massive underground transportation service that’s estimated to be $24 billion. Both organizations will be looking into the process over nine months with hopes that some routes will be completed in the next four years.

With population estimated to grow 50 percent in Colorado over the next 20 years, the worry is traffic will be further congested in urban areas, especially inside of the greater Denver area. Adding underground travel would decrease the amount of cars on the road, and the alternative transportation would cruise up to 400 miles per hour up and down the state.

Virgin Hyperloop One released 10 different routes that it would study in September. One of them, called the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop, was a route that stretched from Cheyenne, Wyoming down to Pueblo, Colorado. The route would obviously pass through Denver and would hit places like Fort Collins, Greeley, and Colorado Springs. There would also be a westward route that stretches to Vail.