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High-Speed Rail from Miami to Orlando Could Come Soon

High-Speed Rail from Miami to Orlando Could Come Soon

Telsa CEO Elon Musk. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

By    |   Sunday, 17 September 2017 09:32 PM

A route from Miami to Orlando is one of 10 being considered for the ultra-high-speed transportation system Hyperloop One wants to build somewhere, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.

The Hyperloop concept, first introduced by Tesla founder Elon Musk in 2013, uses levitating pods and low pressure to transport people at speeds up to 700 mph. Hyperloop One will commit "meaningful business and engineering resources" to the team led by Miami-Dade officials.

"We had tremendous interest in this competition, and these ten teams each had their unique strengths in showcasing how they will alleviate serious transportation issues in their regions," said Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One, based in Los Angeles.

Currently, the drive from Miami to Orlando takes about three hours and change. Aboard the high-speed electric-powered train, that travel would be slashed to 26 minutes. An optimistic timeline has the vehicles ready by 2020.

Three other U.S. finalists include: a route that connects Dallas, Laredo and Houston in Texas; one that connects Chicago to Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh; and a route connecting Pueblo, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo., through Denver.

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