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Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

Posted on September 19, 2017

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

Hyperloop One announced the winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge to identify the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. Following a close assessment of the proposals by a panel of experts in infrastructure, technology and transportation, ten teams from five countries were chosen from among hundreds of applicants.

Hyperloop One will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability. Additionally, as a direct result of the Global Challenge, Hyperloop One and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), with support from AECOM, will enter a public private partnership to begin a feasibility study in Colorado.

Route

Length (km)

Length (miles)

Urban Centers

Population

US Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh
Team: Midwest Connect

785

488

3

13,800,000

US Dallas-Laredo-Houston

Team: Texas Triangle

1030

640

5

18,771,000

US Cheyenne-Denver-Pueblo

Team: Rocky Mountain Hyperloop

580

360

10

 4,831,000

US Miami-Orlando

Team: Miami/Orlando Hyperloop

414

257

2

8,500,000

India Bengaluru-Chennai

Team: AECOM India

334

208

6

17,710,000

India Mumbai-Chennai

Team: Hyperloop India

1102

685

10

43,190,000

UK Edinburgh-London

Team: HypED

666

414

 4

19,151,514

UK Glasgow-Liverpool

Team: Northern Arc

545

339

 6

9,715,488

Mexico Mexico City-Guadalajara

Team: Mexloop

532

330

4

33,530,000

Canada Toronto-Montreal

Team: HyperCan

640

400

3

13,326,000

Hyperloop One will now work closely with each winning team to validate and analyze their proposals further, and provide initial ridership forecasts, business case and preliminary technical analysis of the route and corridor, tailored to the needs of the individual route. Hyperloop One’s business and technical leaders will host in-country workshops with each team, and connect them with Hyperloop One’s global partner network to sharpen the feasibility and scope of the potential routes. Another 11 finalist teams will continue to develop their proposals with the support of Hyperloop One.

The Hyperloop One Global Challenge kicked off in May 2016 as an open call to individuals, universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive proposals for deploying Hyperloop One's innovative transportation technology in their region. The winning teams/routes were chosen based on specific criteria including well-defined routes and implementation strategies, key stakeholder involvement from public and private sectors, compelling business cases, and innovative and creative applications of a Hyperloop system.

Hyperloop One and the Colorado Department of Transportation, supported by AECOM, will enter into a public-private partnership that will begin a feasibility study that examines transportation demand, economic benefits, proposed routes and potential strategies, regulatory environments and alignment with overall CDOT high-speed travel, rail and freight plans.

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