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Hyperloop One

A recovery vehicle moves a sled down a track after a test of a Hyperloop One propulsion system, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in North Las Vegas, Nev.
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Researchers are hard at work on two feasibility studies for hyperloop connections running through Ohio, including a route that could link Pittsburgh and Chicago with Columbus. There’s a strong current of optimism among many considering the technology, even if questions of cost and practicality remain out of reach.

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The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency is holding a public meeting Monday on its plans to build a high-tech, high-speed link between Cleveland and Chicago. NOACA plans to fund up to half of a $1.2 million feasibility study for the hyperloop project.


Ohio Senators passed a resolution unanimously supporting the effort to bring a super-high-speed transportation system to connect Columbus with Pittsburgh and Chicago – but did not commit any money to the idea.


A futuristic, hyper fast transportation system may soon be coming to Columbus, after the city was chosen as one of 10 locations across the world that won the Hyperloop One Global Challenge.