Hyperloop Transportation Tech. to explore Czech Republic links

Posted on January 18, 2017

Video screenshot via Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Video screenshot via Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop system for the city with a focus on connecting Brno and Bratislava, Slovakia, with which HTT already holds a development agreement, with a vision for also connecting Prague, the Czech capital.
This is the first Hyperloop agreement to connect two international cities. In the past year, HTT has made historic deals directly with the regulators and government officials of Slovakia and Abu Dhabi and expects a multitude of similar government agreements this year continuing to create the necessary regulatory framework for the Hyperloop system worldwide.

Brno is approximately 80 miles north from Bratislava and 140 miles south of Prague. The city  is considered an international crossroads of railways and highways. Brno's main railway station sees 500 trains and 50,000 passengers daily and is currently operating at capacity.

"Since we have solved all the technical issues, it is now crucial for us to collaborate with governments around the world," said HTT CEO Dirk Ahlborn. "It is critical for Hyperloop to be working directly with regulators at this stage of development, new rules and frameworks will need to be written as we begin building out systems in Slovakia, the Emirates and several other to come."

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