According to a feasibility study, the distance between Cleveland and Chicago could take as little as 32 minutes to travel in the future. The 300 plus mile journey can be covered in just a bit more than half-an-hour by the Hyperloop. The feasibility study took $ 1.2 million to complete after its reports were completed.
The study was jointly conducted by the Transportation Economics and Management Systems, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. In the feasibility study, it is stated in favour of the Hyperloop that it is the only form of transportation that could be feasible economically considering the size of the US.
So far TEMS has conducted over 40 feasibility studies for high-speed railway transportation systems in the US and Hyperloop is the first company that has got the nod from TEMS. It means that Hyperloop will not be requiring subsidies from the government.
The high-speed railway transportation will be required in the future in the Great Lakes corridor through Cleveland to meet the demands of transportation of the people.
Hyperloop is the best choice according to TEMS because it has the infrastructure required to build high-speed trains while also maintaining the safety parameters. It can also meet the capacity needs in the future and also has more sustainable options that are eco-friendly for the environment.
Hyperloop is still testing its high-speed trains which uses a magnetic system and has a linear electric motor to propel the compartments containing passengers and freight.
It will make use of reduced-pressure tubes to carry the trains. Since the tubes are devoid of any air the aerodynamic drag will be highly reduced. It uses a magnetic levitation system which will keep lifting the train above its guideway thus reducing friction.
Due to low air resistance and friction, the train will be able to reach speeds of more than 700 miles per hour.