One Step Closer to a Hyperloop Reality in Colorado 

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Today is a proud day for the innovators and trailblazers of Colorado. Colorado Hyperloop is thrilled to see the Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo corridor advance to the final stage of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge. We remain committed to working with other public, private, professional, and passionate teams to test the feasibility of a Hyperloop in our great state and ensure that Coloradoans have a voice in the design process. Colorado Hyperloop looks forward to working with CDOT, Rocky Mountain Hyperloop, and others to make Hyperloop a reality in Colorado.

Watch this space!

-Colorado Hyperloop Team

 

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Colorado’s “very strong” case at Hyperloop One’s Global Challange

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As a Semifinalist, Colorado Hyperloop successfully presented to Hyperloop One’s panel of expert judges and advisors today in Washington, DC.
Colorado’s unique geography, city and state buy-in, and amazing people make it a serious contender for this global prize. Today we shared our vision – your vision, as shared with us through surveys, Tweets, art, and dialogue.

More about today’s events in the Denver Business Journal here.

Tomorrow we look forward to continuing to shape the conversation about the Hyperloop’s potential for connecting people and communities along the Front Range and elsewhere.

Read more in Hyperloop One’s press release here.

Thank you so much for your support!

– ColoradoHyperloop team

 

Final Countdown to Presentation time with Hyperloop Global Challenge: Sign the Colorado Hyperloop Letter of Support

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Help us! Sign the Colorado Hyperloop Letter of Support, especially group that have members like Chamber of Commerce and even local government entities in Colorado. Show the hyperloop industry, federal government and Hyperloop leaders that Colorado wants a Hyperloop. Please share if you know them.

Thank you to those Businesses and individuals who have already signed the Letter of Support. You will receive a special thank you after the Global Challenge is complete.

Also, thank you to our dedicated team of volunteers and pro-bono advisors for working so hard to finish the presentation deck for the Global Challenge pitch event on the 5th in Washington DC. It contains 20 visual slides, focuses on the people and civic life of Colorado and has an incredible music video ending!

#ServeTheLoop

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We want a Letter of Support from you!

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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 this form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6NWL9V6

 

 

Colorado Hyperloop Impact Art

Are you a citizen of Colorado that wants to see the development of the Hyperloop and make Colorado better?

Are you interested in the opportunity to participate in one of the most dynamic technical and societal impact-focused events of the year, where you’ll get to meet and collaborate with other hyperloop visionaries, entrepreneurs, and other changemakers?

Colorado Hyperloop, as a Hyperloop One Global Challenge Semi-Finalist, is seeking to show leadership-level participants and judges YOUR input.

Here’s how it works:

  • How can we illustrate with art the impact of generations, racial, socioeconomic, geographic – to create a hyperloop system that works for everyone?
  • Transform your vision of what and where you want to see Hyperloop and how it would look. Give your art (text, video, etc) context in the following cities if possible:  (Fort Collins, CO ↔ Greeley ↔ Loveland ↔ Longmont ↔ Boulder ↔ Westminster ↔ Denver ↔ Centennial ↔ Monument ↔ Castle Rock ↔ Colorado Springs ↔ Pueblo)  Amaze us! Are you a school age kid or city planner or community organizers or new immigrant or a woman or teacher or a person? Then submit some art!
  • Upload your masterpiece to your social media accounts and tag them #COHyperloopHere so we can track them across the interwebz.
  • If we like your vision (or if it at least makes us smile), we’ll repost on our own channels and tag you.
  • When you see it on our socials, go encourage your friends, family, coworkers to upvote/share/like/re-tweet your masterpiece as we want intersectoral viewpoints!

Good luck, and we can’t wait to see your creations!

 

 

Colorado Hyperloop is a Hyperloop One Global Challenge Semifinalist

Congratulations Citizens of Colorado!

Your home grown team is a semi-finalist in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge as the Front Range is a region perfectly suited for a Hyperloop!

Stay tuned for future information. Press information can be directed to our Twitter account @COHyperloop.

Read the full Hyperloop One press release here.

“After fielding 2,600 registrants in five months, Hyperloop One today released the locations of the 35 remaining semifinalist teams for its Hyperloop One Global Challenge. The Global Challenge kicked off in May 2016 as an open call to individuals, universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive proposals for using Hyperloop One’s disruptive transport technology in their region to move passengers and freight point-to-point, swiftly, and on-demand. 

The semifinalists come from 17 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica. The US has 11 teams left, India 5 and the U.K. four. It’s a strong field: Twenty proposals come with commitments of support from local, state and federal governments and agencies. The company expects to announce the handful of finalists by May.

“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge unleashed ideas from some of the world’s most creative engineers and planners, who care as much as we do about the future of transportation,” said Rob Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop One. “These are all solutions that can make a real and immediate social and economic impact.” 

Hyperloop One also announced today the locations and dates for the three showcases that will explore how projects in the Global Challenge can fundamentally improve economies and regions. Invited teams will explore the details of their proposals with models, maps, renderings, talks and video. The Global Challenge showcase events will be held on:

  • February 28th in New Delhi, India
  • April 6 in Washington DC
  • April 27 in London, UK

Corridors in the semifinalist round include:

  • AR Buenos Aires-Cordoba
  • AU Sydney-Melbourne
  • CA Ontario (cargo)
  • CA Toronto-Montreal
  • CA Vancouver (cargo)
  • CH Shanghai-Hangzhou
  • DE Autobahn
  • EE Tallin-Helsinki
  • ES Madrid-Tangiers
  • FR Corsica-Sardinia
  • IL Eilat-Tel Aviv
  • IN Bangalore- Thiruvananthapuram
  • IN Chennai-Bangalore (two proposals)
  • IN Port connector
  • IN Mumbai-Chennai
  • IN Mumbai-Delhi
  • KS Seoul-Busan
  • MX Mexico City-Gudalajara
  • NL Dutch Loop
  • PL Warsaw-Wroclaw
  • SA Durban- Johannesburg
  • UK Glasgow-Cardiff
  • UK London-Edinburgh
  • US Boston-Somerset
  • US Cheyenne-Houston
  • US Gary-Louisville
  • US LA-Ensenada, MX
  • US Kansas City-St Louis
  • US Miami-Orlando
  • US Midwest
  • US Nevada
  • US Colorado (two proposals)
  • US Seattle-Portland
  • US Texas Triangle (Austin, Dallas, and Houston)

“We wanted everyone to have a chance to see this amazing work. The best teams got it right away that the point of the Hyperloop is to provide maximum benefit in how we live and work, and how it can improve manufacturing and supply chains ,” said Josh Giegel, President of Engineering, Hyperloop One.

The remaining teams will now be reviewed by Hyperloop One’s panel of experts in transportation, technology, economics and innovation. These judges are: Peter Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation; Bassam Mansour, International Railway Industry Advisor and Director of Rail Systems at HSS Engineers; Clive Burrows, Group Engineering Director for FirstGroup; Ulla Tapaninen, Senior Specialist in Economic Development for the City of Helsinki and adjunct professor at University of Turku.

The finalists will be announced as a part of a busy 2017 for Hyperloop One, which will include the company’s “Kitty Hawk” moment, the world’s first full-scale test of a Hyperloop. The eventual winners will work closely with the Hyperloop One engineering and business development teams to explore project development and financing later this year.”

Hyperloop One Global Challenge Application Update

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Colorado Hyperloop is still seeking partners for the Global Challenge Application. We are seeking anyone with an interest in the Hyperloop, or Colorado, from all sectors and government. Let us know via @COHyperloop or via “inthehyperloop at gmail . com”.

There is still time till October 28th! But we still need help on the following:

Corridor

Please provide a description of your corridor. We are not only looking for transport corridors with lots of existing traffic. We want to identify corridors with the vision and drive to use Hyperloop to create traffic via a coordinated program of economic development and spatial development with Hyperloop as the enabling core strategic infrastructure.

 Strategic Transformation

We want you to think big here. Be creative. We are looking for quality and creativity of thinking about how Hyperloop could fundamentally change your corridor and region. We’ll give you a couple thought-provoking ideas, but this is not an exhaustive list. YOU tell us what’s important to unleash the strategic potential of Hyperloop on YOUR corridor.

Current Demand

To facilitate crafting the economic case for Hyperloop on your corridor, please provide historical, current, and projected population and economic output statistics along your corridor as well as details regarding passenger and cargo flows on your corridor.

Government Policy 

The methods of funding, permitting, and regulating infrastructure projects in your region will help us refine our analysis and understand your priorities.

Acceleration Plan

Bringing your great ideas to life will require hard work not only by Hyperloop One, but also by communities around the world. We want to know how you propose to coordinate, streamline, and accelerate all the processes required for new infrastructure development. We also want to know about investment entities interested in projects as well as specialist expertise within your group that would like to contribute to further study/development on your corridor.