Colorado team chosen among winners of Hyperloop One Global Challenge – Colorado News

Colorado team chosen among winners of Hyperloop One Global Challenge – Colorado News

A Colorado team that includes Greeley has been tabbed as one of 10 winners of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, officials announced Thursday.

The challenge was an effort to identify the strongest routes for a hyperloop — an ultra-fast means of travel that transports passengers seated in pods along a track in a tube — in the world.

The Colorado proposal was submitted by a Colorado consortium comprised of the Colorado Department of Transportation, city and county of Denver, Denver International Airport and the city of Greeley.

The proposed rout would include Greeley, allowing passengers to make the trip from Denver to Greeley in about 6 minutes, according to Hyperloop One.

Following an assessment of the proposals by a panel of experts in infrastructure, technology and transportation, 10 teams from five countries were chosen from among hundreds of applicants.

As a direct result of the Global Challenge, Hyperloop One and the Colorado Department of Transportation, with support from Los Angeles-based infrastructure company AECOM, will enter a public-private partnership to begin a feasibility study in Colorado that considers the Front Range route from Cheyenne to Pueblo, according to a CDOT news release.

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Hyperloop One will commit business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams to determine their commercial viability.

“We are excited to partner with Hyperloop One in exploring the next step of feasibility of this innovative technology, potentially transforming how Colorado moves,” Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director of…

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