Columbus one step closer to 30-min train to Chicago

Photo courtesy of electrek

Guys, we are one step closer to being able to get to Chicago in 30 minutes. You could essentially live in Columbus and commute to work in in Chi-town in only half an hour…What?!

A super-fast tube train system startup called Hyperloop One wants to develop a route from Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh. The company is still deciding if the project is commercially viable so it’s still in the infant stages, meaning there is no budget or timeline yet.

The proposal by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission was one of 2,600 submitted and they chose ours! They are also interested in nine other new routes, only three others in the U.S.

The 488-mile route would be called Midwest Connect.

We were chosen for two reasons; 1) The Midwest is badass and 2) because there’s an obvious lack of rail connections between major cities.

Click over to Business First for more information about the big news.


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