Miami to Orlando could become one of the first opporating Hyperloop routes in the country, connecting the two cultural hubs in a mere 26 minutes. The current travel time between the two cities is 3 1/2 hours by car or 1 hour by plane. The route was proposed as a finalist by Hyperloop One, the company developing the world's first Hyperloop, who has been working closely with the Florida Department of Transportation. From the final routes, the company will select two or three to build first. The Miami to Orlando loop would open up transportation not only for tourists, but also for cargo from Port of Miami. It would also allow for further expansion to Atlanta and Chicago. In Hyperloop One, passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod which is accelerated with electric propulsion in low-pressure tubes. The first routes considered are among the most high-traffic routes in the country for both trade and tourism.
“Hyperloop One is the only company in the world building an operational commercial Hyperloop system. This disruptive technology – conceived, developed and built in the U.S. – will move passengers and cargo faster, cleaner and more efficiently. It will transform transportation as we know it and create a more connected world,” said Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One.