Hyperloop Commercial Feasibility Analysis: High Level Overview

Hyperloop is a concept for very high-speed, fixed-guideway, intercity surface transportation, using capsule-like vehicles that operate in sealed partial-vacuum tubes. This report provide a high-level evaluation of hyperloop in terms of its commercial potential, environmental impact, costs, safety issues, and regulatory issues and to identify hurdles to its commercial and/or operational feasibility.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cover date: July 2016.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Glenn Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44135
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, Catherine L
    • Hyde, David J
    • Barr, Lawrence C
  • Publication Date: 2016-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-NASA-16-01
  • Contract Numbers: NNC13IA05I
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2016 7:50AM