West Virginia Site Chosen For High-Speed Travel Facility< < Back to
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Virgin Hyperloop One will build a certification center in West Virginia to test the high-speed transportation concept that uses enclosed pods to zip passengers underground at over 600 mph.
The company had received bids from 17 states over the past year to build a 6-mile testing track and other facilities over hundreds of acres.
Hyperloop technology hopes to one day provide clean-energy fast travel across the country.
Virgin is studying building a route that would link Chicago and Pittsburgh in under an hour.
Certification for commercial travel is still expected to be years away.