The article is titled “Don’t Believe the Hyperloop.”
“The fact that Colorado agencies are spending any time and attention on these fantasies is a sign of how unserious they are about solving real-world transportation problems.”
These Colorado agencies are made up by elected officials and their work and decisions affect all parts of the Colorado economy. TABOR, and the politics around it, are the larger reason why the Colorado State Capital hasn’t invested in transit infrastructure.
“To help city residents get where they need to go, Colorado needs to prioritize buses and trains.”
Arrivo has a great point; they offer themselves as a transportation layer. Buses, trains, walking and other modes of transit making up other layers.
On another note, be sure to check out Colorado Senate Bill 17-153, the Front Range rail bill: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017A/bills/2017a_153_signed.pdf