By Claudia Maneggia, Nouveau Policy Associate
Imagine a train that can travel faster than the speed of sound. Hyperloop proponents say it’s not that far-fetched. By traveling inside a low-pressure tube that removes friction, a train can cover the 313 miles separating Chicago and Cleveland in less than 30 minutes traveling at 730 miles per hour. While it may not be faster than a speeding bullet, it is definitely faster than a modern jetliner.