For over a year a group known collectively as “The Muhammad Ali Hyperlink” has had plans to link Louisville and Chicago with a HYPERLOOP.
Why? To go between Louisville and Chicago now you must drive, fly or take a bus. Louisville is not blessed with an AMTRAK connection.
We know it will be expensive. We will construct in a cost-conscious fashion. We plan to follow the median on Interstate 65 through Indiana then “land” the HYPERLOOP at the Gary International Airport. Passengers would change to the NICDT “South Shore” train to enter Chicago. Excellent Freight railroads can pick up our freight.
The HYPERLOOP is being financed by private funding… and maybe some public too.
Biggest hold up now is the testing of HYPERLOOP…then the funding!
Now look at what is going on in Chicago.
Windy City Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in preliminary talks to have Elon Musk’s latest venture, the Boring Company, tunnel a new high-speed rail line between downtown and O’Hare International Airport. Last we knew such a connection was available in the Chicago Transit Authority.