A panel has been launched that could help to make a 28-minute trip from Kansas City to St. Louis become a reality.
State House Speaker Elijah Haahr says Missouri became the Gateway to the West about 100 years ago by building an interstate system. During a press conference Tuesday in Jefferson City, Haahr told MissouriNet he wants Missouri to be the gateway to the world by building the first-ever Hyperloop system.
Haahr has created a group of elected officials and business people to study whether the revolutionary high-speed tube transportation could thrive and find ways to fast-track a potential Hyperloop in Missouri.
The tubes could carry passengers from St. Louis to Kansas City in 28 minutes with a stop halfway in Columbia.
MO House Speaker Elijah Haahr has announced the creation of a special panel to study how to make MO the “global epicenter” for research & development of Hyperloop technology & ways to boost construction of a KC-Columbia-St. Louis Hyperloop route. #moleg #mogov pic.twitter.com/wxmAkBNj2N
— Alisa Nelson (@alisagbrnelson) March 12, 2019