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Several Hyperloop Lines Proposed In Colorado

|Includes: AECOM Technology Corporation (ACM)

Hyperloop One's Global Challenge includes 11 routes in the United States, CleanTechnica reported. One of which is incredibly ambitious - 1,152 miles or 1,853.964 kilometers in length.

Interestingly enough three of the lines are in Colorado and overlap. They all include a stretch running along I-25 from Pueblo to Cheyenne.

· Rocky Mountain Hyperloop Consortium - this ambitious project will connect Houston with Dallas/Fort Worth, Amarillo, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Other cities on the route might include Wichita Falls, Texas, Bryan-College Station, Trinidad, Colorado, and Raton, New Mexico. That's a distance of 1,152 miles it's also incredibly ambitious because part of the route (that between Dallas and Pueblo) does not follow any existing major transportation arteries. The Consortium's webpage claims the system will be up and running by 2025 and it would create new trade routes. This trip currently takes 17 hours by car, The Pueblo Chieftain reported. Hyperloop would reduce the trip to one hour and 45 minutes.

· The Colorado Hyperloop Team's proposal- will connect Pueblo with Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock, Centennial, Denver, Westminster, Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, Fort Collins and Cheyenne, there will be a short side trip to Greeley. These lines would only be 242 miles long.

· The Rocky Mountain Hyperloop proposed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) - consists of four lines including one from Pueblo to Cheyenne that will bypass Denver. Instead will follow the E-470 toll road and I-76 to serve the Denver International Airport (NYSEARCA:DIA) before running north to Greeley and Cheyenne. A short loop line will run from Boulder through Longmont to Greeley. There will also be a short stretch to Fort Collins. A longer stretch will run follow E-470 from DIA to the Denver Tech Center and from there follow the C-470 highway to I-70 and follow I-70 to Vail. This route would also serve Evergreen, Idaho Springs, Empire and Georgetown. It would be about 360 miles long. The publicly-traded engineering and design firm AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is working on this system with CDOT and it might reduce the travel time between Vail and DIA from two hours and 36 minutes to 8.4 minutes, The Denver Post reported.

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