First, there will be a big announcement regarding the Colorado Hyperloop that will be made public in the next couple of weeks…
Second, a new partnership is formed with InTheLoop – Conversations In The Pod to provide interviews on Youtube of the influencers who will one day be building a Colorado Hyperloop! If you wish to be interviewed, please contact us!
Colorado became a territory on Feb. 28. 1861, and has been inhabited by Native Americans for 13,000 years.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 5,456,574 people lived in Colorado as of July 1, 2015 – an 8.5 percent increase since the 2010 census.
At 104,094 square miles, Colorado is the eighth largest state in terms of land – but ranks 22nd in terms of population. Via 9News.com
Working with other international Hyperloop One Global Challenge groups to see how they are developing their plans and teams.
Deciding how use Slack for team communication.
Awaiting word that Hyperloop One Global Challenge: “We will be providing you with an opportunity to connect with other registrants in your country or region, if you want to collaborate.”
Hyperloop One Global Challenge updated us via email that they are extending the deadline for entries to October 28th.
Will break the this website into different project sections, each section focuesed on a hyperloop station per city. This will help visually see the different cities the Colorado Hyperloop will connect and it will help convince interested parties in each city to help with the Global Challenge.
Calling all Colorado adventure seekers, with broad policy and engineering backgrounds! Let’s make a Front Range centered Hyperloop envisionig white paper submitted before the September due date! Learn more about it here.
Nice! Good for BV, Custer, Fruita, Silver Cliff and Wellington (and more in the future)!
So Looking at the map above, the Colorado Hyperloop would go along the front range. Basically it will be in the dark green areas. The above map shows where there is already alot of broadband access. The khaki/tan color are areas without broadband access, and conversely there won’t be a hyperloop anytime soon.
So how can we learn from from this? Well read further in the artcle:
According to the Colorado Municipal League, voters in 36 Colorado cities and towns already had authorized a community-based broadband service prior to Tuesday’s vote, either directly provided by local government or by a third-party vendor.
But many Colorado cities that have approved local broadband have not yet launched such a service.
According to the Municipal League, state law bars communities from running their own high-speed internet service unless local voters specifically authorize it.
So local voters must be won over before a municipal government starts building broadband internet. This will probably be the same case with the hyperloop… even though I am not sure a transportation system like the hyperloop will need such a referendum.
But let’s presume that a Front Range Hyperloop needed a statewide colorado vote (because it was previously determined that Hyperloops are a municipal service!).
These teams have been actively developing community and prototypes for the SpaceX Pod Competition. The SpaceX is helping with a design weekend January 15-16th in Texas, and the final hyperloop competition June of 2016. More posts to come on the teams, as well as updates in how they hyperloop will look like in Colorado, along the front range.