Arrivo Developing 200 Mph Speed Travel Without Vacuum Tubes
Arrivo plans to build a test route along the E–470 toll road, which runs north-south along the east side of Denver, past the airport. If all goes well, the company will begin construction in 2019, with the aim to go into operation two years later.
The most interesting thing about what Arrivo is proposing is how it totally does away with the original premise of the hyperloop, as first introduced by Musk in a white paper back in 2013. Rather than focus on high-speed travel between cities hundreds of miles apart, Arrivo wants to be the transportation network for shorter, more localized routes.
Arrivo, the company founded by former SpaceX and Hyperloop One engineer Brogan BamBrogan, announced today that it had formed a partnership with Colorado’s Department of Transportation to build a hyperloop through the city of Denver.
Colorado’s rapidly growing population and booming economy makes for the ideal location for the development of an Arrivo system,” said Governor John Hickenlooper in a statement. “Arrivo’s additional decision to locate their test facilities, adding up to 200 employees by 2020 and $10 – 15 million to our economy in 2018, is a testament to the culture of innovation that drives our economic engine.”
And it would be less expensive to build than the hyperloop, since there would be no tubes to install on raised pylons or tunnels to dig. It looks like there is an update to Hyperloop and the Boring company.