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Hyperloop Nine Years Later and the Debacle Continues

Elon Musk Had An Idea Elon Musk in 2013 released his white paper for his latest technology titled "Hyperloop." Red flags should have been raised immediately has Elon stated he would not be developing the technology himself. He did host some student competitions but even those have been cancelled. Elon Musk student hyperloop competition in 2017 - credit Engadget High Speed Rail Canada released in 2020 a paper critical of the Hyperloop technology. It can be viewed here .  Some of the still pertinent safety issues were outlined including: Security Issues Sudden Decompression Thermal Expansion Pressure Emergency Exits G-Force and Illness Passenger Capacity Hyperloop Technology Needed That Does Not Exist Including: Hyperloop High Speed Switches, Airlock Systems, Turbomolecular Pumps  Let us look at the two big players today in the hyperloop industry and see how they are progressing. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Started in 2013, Hyperloop  Transportation Technologies comp
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Alstom plaide pour une " solution du XXIe siècle" - Alstom pleads for a "21st century solution"

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High Speed Rail Canada releases VIA Rail Canada, Infrastructure Bank High Frequency Rail Project Study Free Download

  Anyone who has followed former VIA Rail President, now Siemens employee, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano high-frequency rail crusade in Ontario and Quebec were left with more questions than answers. Details of the plan were scare and kept secret from the public. Yves anti high-speed rail speeches were well documented.  VIA Rail Canada's map on the alternative, high frequency rail, changed frequently and often. Claims of  improved frequencies, travel times, speeds were touted without any quality evidence to support it. High Speed Rail Canada releases this study to show just how far VIA Rail will go to keep the public in the dark about their proposed plan. This study is so  heavily redacted it is almost worthless. Why the secrets? Perhaps this high frequency rail plan was just a  pipe dream of Mr. Desjardins-Siciliano. Reminder the study is NOT about high-speed rail. Click HERE to view and download the study.  Canadians deserve better.

High Speed Rail Canada to Release VIA Rail Canada High Frequency Rail Study April 19th, 2022

High Speed Rail Canada to Release the flawed VIA Rail High Frequency Rail Study 9:00am 04/19/2022. We will make this study available to you as we believe that taxpayers have the right to see what they pay for.  This study is so heavily redacted the public is unable to get basic information on VIA Rail Canada's proposed High Frequency Rail Plan.  Why is VIA Rail Canada not willing to share the details of this plan with the public?  This is a NOT at study about high-speed rail.  We deserve better.

High Speed Rail Canada Releases Historical VIA Rail 1989 Cuts Document

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Spain to have 3 Low Cost High-Speed Rail Operators - Iryo, Ouigo and Avlo

While the debacle over the future of Canada's passenger rail system continues, over in Spain amazing things continue to happen. Renfe, the Spanish government low cost high-speed rail service is named. Avlo . It already had competition from France's SNCF low cost high-speed rail service Ouigo on some of the routes. Now the latest news is that Spain's Air Nostrum and Italy's main train operator, Tranitalia are teaming up and entering into the Spanish low cost high-speed rail market with  Iryo in 2023. The high-speed trains will be from Bombardier and Hitachi. Imagine three high-speed rail operators on one line!  Time to wakeup Canada.

Latest News on High-Speed Rail in the State of Washington

Washington legislators passed Move Ahead Washington, a transportation funding package which dedicates $150 MILLION for high speed rail in the Pacific Northwest. This investment will allow the state to compete for up to a $700 MILLION federal funding match, for a total of $850 MILLION. For the last five years, WSDOT has studied the benefits of fast trains along the I-5 corridor, which includes $355 billion in economic growth, creation of 200,000 construction jobs, and reducing carbon emissions by 6 million metric tons. With speeds of 250mph+ (402kmh), high speed rail can provide one hour journey times between Seattle and Portland, Oregon, and one hour journey times between Seattle and Vancouver, Canada. These journey times will provide game-changing transportation choices competitive with air travel. (Currently, automobile travel and intercity rail service between Seattle-Portland takes 3.5 hours and Seattle-Vancouver takes 4.5 hours.) Preliminary estimates for high speed rail construc