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Virgin Hyperloop One says St. Louis-KC high-speed connection would be a bargain at $10 billion — or less

Virgin Hyperloop One says St. Louis-KC high-speed connection would be a bargain at $10 billion — or less
October 18, 2018 Evan Glantz

This story was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on October 18, 2018.


Jacob Barker | St. Louis Post-Dispatch


“A high-speed pneumatic tube transportation line that would whisk travelers across the 250-mile expanse between St. Louis and Kansas City in a half hour is feasible, its backers say.

You’ll have to take their word for it.

On Wednesday, they touted a feasibility study conducted by Kansas City-based engineering giant Black & Veatch for the firm developing the technology, Virgin Hyperloop One, and a coalition of groups that include the University of Missouri System, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the KC Tech Council. The actual study, though, wasn’t released, with Virgin Hyperloop citing concern about intellectual property theft…”

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