2017 Mar 29 By Blake 0 comment

Colorado Hyperloop will be presenting the Front Range Hyperloop corridor on April 5th & 6th at the Hyperloop One Global Challenge event in Washington, DC. We would like to gather Letters of Support from local communities, organizations and civic leaders to present to Hyperloop One in DC as well as industry, Federal, Congressional supporters that will be in attendance. We would like any government leaders or influencers to help support a vision of a Front Range Colorado Hyperloop so it can one day become reality. This is our chance to shine light on Colorado’s innovation, people and economy! Please use…

New President, New Hyperloop
2016 Nov 18 By Blake 0 comment

Without getting too political, The New York Times has an article how the Trump Administration could set goals for massive infrastructure projects.  In Trump-Size Idea for a New President: Build Something Inspiring, we read that Colorado is mentioned for one such project: Denver I-70 east: Denver is trying to put a section of Interstate 70 underground to reconnect the city’s urban fabric and use four acres of the reclaimed space for parks, bike paths and walks, and farmers’ markets. The green space could be much larger, further reducing pollution. Cost: $1.17 billion. I would like to point out that the Hyperloop is probably…

Hickenlooper Focuses on Issues of Rural Colorado, Transportation in State of the State
2016 Jan 19 By Blake 0 comment

Governor Hickenlooper’s State of the State address, the medusa like TABOR continues to drag any new Colorado initiatives to a legislative thrashing of poisonous paralysis. Even without TABOR, everyone, including the Governor is worried about traffic congestion, specifically I-25 and I-70: Add to the equation 2 million more residents projected to join us over the next 20 years, and we’ve got a math problem.  Our population grew by over 100,000 last year alone, so we need to invest now to ease congestion and mobility for today and tomorrow.    We have transportation issues up and down I-25, along I-70 and other high-volume traffic…

2015 Nov 21 By Blake 0 comment

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. Team HyperLynx https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=GMOA3WYX-U4 Mechanical Engineering seniors design team at the University of Colorado, Denver will be building a Hyperloop pod and testing it at the Hyperloop competition EuroLoop https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=NAmcKAIytLU Connecting Europe with the speed of vacuum, A Hyperloop forecast, designed by…

2015 Oct 20 By Blake 0 comment

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/534766863/project-hyperloop Great news in that a Colorado student engineering group called Team HyperLynx has team for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition! Best of luck! They have received press and you can check out their facebook page. Our Mechanical Engineering senior design team at the University of Colorado, Denver will be building a Hyperloop pod and testing it at the Hyperloop competition, sponsored by SpaceX, in June 2016, held in Hawthorne, California. The pod will be designed and built at the University of Colorado, Denver by using advanced engineering techniques, supplemented with computer design and analysis.  Our project aims to raise enough money through Kickstarter, private…

2015 Sep 25 By Blake 0 comment

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SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
2015 Jun 15 By Blake 0 comment

https://youtu.be/3ms3pHE9aCU Major newsflash, SpaceX shows the Front Range of Colorado in latest information on the Hyperloop! Also, SpaceX will help build a wee test track! Announcing the @SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition http://t.co/ZQHjHtkuAj https://t.co/AtCkkRnjHt — Hyperloop (@Hyperloop) June 15, 2015 SpaceX/Tesla will also do a reference pod to be shown after the @Hyperloop competition. Bonus for all racing teams that exceed reference. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2015 To be clear, SpaceX is supporting a student design competition for STEM, not trying to build Hyperloop itself. Other cos are doing latter. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2015 THE OFFICIAL…

Hyperloop Stations will Benefit from Google Investments
2015 Jun 12 By Blake 0 comment

Newly created, and Google funded, Sidewalk Labs has an interesting mission. The New York Times has a great article about them: Sidewalk Labs, Mr. Doctoroff said, planned to work in “the huge space between civic hackers and traditional big technology companies.” While big technology companies take a “top-down approach and seek to embed themselves in a city’s infrastructure,” he said Sidewalk Labs would instead seek to develop “technology platforms that people can plug into” for things like managing energy use or altering commuting habits. He pointed to New York’s bike-sharing program as an early example of a technology-assisted innovation in…

Colorado Capital Can Roll Back  Hyperloop via Renewable Energy Standards
2015 Feb 05 By Blake 0 comment

News from the Colorado State Capitol of a Senate bill that would effect a solar powered Colorado hyperloop. Senate Bill 44. The Denver Business Journal reports: The bill would roll back Colorado’s renewable energy goals, currently set at 30 percent by 2020 for investor-owned utilities, to half of that — or 15 percent. The goal for rural cooperatives, which currently need to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable resources by 2020, would be rolled back to 15 percent under the proposal. It is ironic that a small group Colorado citizens would want a small portion of their energy bills to contribute more to the “Brown…

RTD Too Expensive? Go Ride a Bike or Ride the Hyperloop!
2015 Jan 30 By Blake 0 comment

  There are always grumblings on RTD’s cost of tickets. An even bigger complaint is how complex they are in figuring out which one to buy. 9News and the Denver Business Journal follow up; …pay for bus and train rides in the Denver area is probably going to change soon. The Denver Regional Transportation District is working on a plan to simplify its fare system because it decided the current structure is just too complicated. … “It’s a mess,” argues rider Kathy Procopio ofArapahoe County. She has a point: there are three different kinds of bus fares depending how far…