Controlling the Colorado Hyperloop Environment
2014 May 20 By Blake 1 comment

Front Range Hyperloop The title of this post is Controlling the Colorado Hyperloop Environment. Yes, controlling is a strong word. Does it mean physically or politically? Also, environment means many different things. Is that social, or weather related?For a large transportation project that stretches miles over the horizon, the role of the environment (weather and politically) is critical to system stability. Lets focus on Mother Nature. The hyperloop will be covered in a weather/waterproof cement like tube. These will be the main controlling factor to the environment inside the tubes. Other innovative systems are also trying to control the…

2014 Mar 19 By Blake 0 comment

How to keep the users of the Colorado Hyperloop happy?  Fix things that people complain about! The Denver Post article describing how RTD had more complaints this last year than the year before is enlightening. People mainly complained about the timeliness of the buses and also bus drivers being discourteous. In order for the Hyperloop to be working efficiently, timeliness has to be fixed. It has to be better than Swiss, Germans or Japanese trains. Security and personal problems will always arise with a massive transit system. Luckily there will be no drivers of the hyperloop as it be controlled by…

2014 Mar 02 By Blake 0 comment

Denver will be critical in a front range hyperloop. It has the highest population, the busiest airport, and  possibly the most complex urban planning and laws. The precise location for a hyperloop in the city is of extreme importance. The incredible speed that the pods travel dictate a strait hyperloop shot into the city.  In my head, I thought it would be appropriate to put the hyperloop station next to I-25. That would also put it approximately next to Union Station, the epicenter of all public transportation in metro Denver and regionally. The images of the recently updated Union Station…

2014 Jan 10 By Blake 0 comment

Safety is the most important aspect of any transport system, and especially of a new and untested Hyperloop. Thats why adding a device that will alert of any problems in keeping the trains at speed, distance and of whether the human/android is paying attention to the situational awareness. So It is a bit scary that the lessons of past rail disasters have not been  taken into consideration, even if the rail line has been in use alot and forever. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/opinion/lessons-unlearned-on-rail-safety.html?_r=0   “The question for the rest of us is why that train — and thousands of other trains in commuter…