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Hyperloop begins construction process on passenger transport system

Posted on January 25, 2016

JumpStartFund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT) announced the filing of construction permits with Calif.’s Kings County to kick off construction activities in Quay Valley. On site preparation activities will commence in the coming weeks with principle construction beginning by the end of second quarter 2016.

HTT is in the selection process after an overwhelming response to a Request For Interest (RFI) sent to more than eighty companies for the first full-scale passenger-ready Hyperloop installation.

"After over two and a half years of research and development our team has reached another important milestone. This will be the world's first passenger-ready Hyperloop system," said HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn. "Everyone traveling on California's I-5 in 2016 will be able to see our activities from the freeway."

Proposed system map
Proposed system map

The on-site preparation includes a geotechnical investigation to determine the placement of pylons which support the tube. Soil samples will be taken by boring into the earth.

  Once the ground survey is complete, Hyperloop will immediately perform mapping procedures with drone technology to mark the corridor, pylon positions and station location. The mapping is needed to calculate both the horizontal and vertical alignments required as part of the building permit.

Leading up to the groundbreaking in the second quarter of 2016, HTT will be interviewing contractors to construct the pylons, tubes, capsules and stations for the Quay Valley Track. First optimizations of the completed Hyperloop system are expected by 2017 with a full opening to the public by 2018.

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