Michigan Asked to Fund Hyperloop Feasibility Study for Chicago-Toledo Route


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The slow march toward ultra-fast transit might be speeding up. A public records request has revealed the startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has asked the Michigan Department of Transportation to fund a feasibility study for the state’s portion of a potential hyperloop route linking the midwestern cities of Chicago, Detroit, and Toledo.

Crain’s Detroit Business obtained the relevant emails through a Freedom of Information Act request, which also found that HTT and Michigan officials have been in contact in the last two weeks. The HTT design calls for an above-ground route that would connect Toledo to Detroit and then onto the Chicago area,  though it appears the planned western terminus would actually be on the Indiana side of that state’s border with Illinois. (Like the Louisville-Chicago Hyperloop)

Crain’s Detroit Business obtained the relevant emails through a Freedom of Information Act request, which also found that HTT and Michigan officials have been…

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