CO Hyperloop Reality
2014 Dec 20 By Blake 0 comment

  Yes, they Colorado Hyperloop will happen*! A flurry of news articles have been published today on the press release of Dirk Ahlborn’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on the JumpStart Funds website. Key points from the Wired article: “Musk made the plans public and referred to preliminary tests in Texas, but it’s unclear if he ever followed through on building a test model.” “Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. has announced a new stage of the project, together with new research into the finance and engineering of the system set to arrive later this week. The company works on an unusual model, drawing from a network of…

2014 Aug 07 By Blake 0 comment

  Artist and activist Alfred Twu’s image.   High-speed rail has been in the news in that its not working. The New York Times states: High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind Europe and China. Fairly obvious, but we all know why high speed transport will eventually happen:  Andy Kunz, executive director of the U.S. High-Speed Rail Association, thinks the United States will eventually…

2014 Aug 05 By Blake 0 comment

  Connecting Copenhagen, Gotenborg, and Oslo via high-speed rail will happen. So can the Colorado Hyperloop in connecting every city along the front range. There may be only 4.5 million people a long the front range urban corridor but we don’t have to worry about rising sea levels… Or do we?

2014 Apr 22 By Blake 0 comment

What is happening with the Denver – Boulder Turnpike of U.S. 36? Concern of local communities pitted against companies based across the globe are putting public-private partnerships in scrutiny. What we do know is that the infrastructure (highway upgrades, bike paths, bus and proposed light rail)  that is between Boulder and Denver makes for a somewhat uncertain commute time. Weather, accidents, and sheer volume are all factors in this as well. The first line of the hyperloop should be between Boulder and Denver. As a friend said of the route, “Not too long, plenty of room.” We can look back to the history of…

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 Feb 03 By Blake 0 comment

Saw the below Gizmodo article based on the the movie Her. The image above is from the blog post, and is a  subway map of their current system plus futuristic additions. However, it lacks a hyperloop. There needs to be more of a push for films, anime and other sci-fi mediums to put hyperloop designs into their media.  The public needs to think that hyperloops are the future… Keep in mind this is a fictional work of design, created for a film, so it’s not geographically accurate, but you have to appreciate the vision and wit in this map that…

Most Amazing Hyperloop Infographic Ever!
2013 Nov 19 By Blake 0 comment

Interactive Infographic: What A Hyperloop Nation Words cannot  accurately give my excitement and impression of this great infographic on Popsci. I am simply in awe the work of showing how the hyperloop, not just in Colorado but nationally, Canada and Mexico. Luckily, I was told about it by Ian Harwick, who contributes to http://denverinfill.com/blog/. @BlakeA23 did you see this? It is pretty awesome. http://t.co/n2B1PO28IY — Ian Harwick (@iharwick) November 18, 2013 Thank you Ian! I cant figure out how to embed the graphic but the screenshot is above. Also, the Infographic is by Michael Kelly, looks great for the Colorado…

2013 Aug 13 By Blake 0 comment

Welcome to Colorado Hyperloop blog.Hope this will be a place where people can share ideas and come together to implement a hyperloop system for Colorado. Lots of news yesterday of Musk’s announcement as well as other news articles from all over discussing the roots of the hyperloop system starting in Colorado with et3.com . http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/08/hyperloop_daryl_oster_elon_musk_colorado.php Probably a 300 mph line between Boulder and Denver @wind4me. You do the RTD equation. — ET3 Transport (@ET3Transport) August 12, 2013