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Spring Update

Colorado Hyperloop has been busy working behind the scenes to lay the foundation to best serve you and the idea of a hyperloop in Colorado. We inform both decision makers and the general public of this new technology.

ColoradoHyperloop will be releasing a document summarizing all the hyperloop activity in Colorado. Before then, check out CBS Channel 4's coverage of The Colorado School of Mines's Digger Loop in Golden is getting another shot at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/02/12/school-mines-hyperloop-design/

If you want to learn about hyperloop activity outside of Colorado, be sure to read this great article: https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/08/state-of-hyperloop-2018/

World Denver's International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Colorado Hyperloop was in attendance for WorldDenver's International Women's Day, Women in Space.
As engineering, robotics and AI become more commonplace, ColoradoHyperloop.com will continue to support a dialogue on how new technologies can impact society, but also support how more women in Colorado currently and should work in these fields.

Supporting the Front Range Passenger Rail Initiative

Colorado Hyperloop had the opportunity to attend a meeting of the Front Range Passenger Rail initiative.
 
"Founded in 1989, by the people who saved Denver Union Station, the Colorado Rail Passenger Association (ColoRail) is a statewide, voluntary organization working to develop passenger rail and transit services in and through the state of Colorado."

They are the group that is looking to realign the Amtrak line to Pueblo. ColoRail also wants to Increase public awareness of key Front Range transportation and mobility issues, establish a Front Range mobility vision including a passenger rail system and build comprehensive public and stakeholder engagement.

Below are some live-tweets from the event and we will be eagerly awaiting their work in the State Legislature and their other goals found here. 

Colorado Olympics?

We sent out a Twitter survey, found below, to gauge awareness and opinions of the Olympics in Colorado as well as transportation issues along the front range. Thank you to those that filled out the survey.

Blueprint Denver

Help with Denver's Community Planning and Development

"Blueprint Denver, the city's 2002 integrated land use and transportation plan, is currently undergoing an update as part of Denveright, a community‐driven planning process that challenges Denverites to shape how our community evolves in four key areas: land use, mobility, parks and recreational resources. As part of Denveright and other recent citywide planning efforts, the city will also update its 17-year-old Comprehensive Plan 2000 with a new, user-friendly comprehensive plan that will reflect the voice of Denver today and chart its course for the next two decades.

For more on the Blueprint update, click here or visit DenverGov.org/blueprint

To learn more about Denveright, visit DenverGov.org/denveright"

Continued Survey of the 2018 Colorado Governor Candidates

We are thankful for the candidates who answered our questionnaire. We need more infrastructure policy positions from Republican Candidates!

Survey Question: Do you think of a very fast Hyperloop transportation system along a North-South alignment from Fort Collins to Pueblo connecting all major cities and airports along the corridor is a good or bad idea?

Preliminary findings: 
100% (of 5 answering candidates) believe that a front range high-speed transportation system would be a good idea. 
We are still trying to reach out to the other candidates. If you know how to reach them better, feel free to provide an opportunity for the candidate to get in touch.

Colorado is a centrally unique location that connects the Western states to Middle America and the East Coast. The decisions that Colorado makes on infrastructure will have implications at a regional and national level. 

We hope releasing policy positions will help inform a discussion on shaping fast transportation for citizens and businesses for decades to come.

U.S. Representative Jared Polis

"Colorado is relying on 20th century infrastructure to power a 21st century economy. It is time for bold, innovative ideas that are not just going to add lanes to highways, but rather build a system for the future. I've built my career on long-term solutions. As an entrepreneur that built an internet company before computers were a household item, created first-of-its kind producer-to-consumer online companies, I am very excited to see ideas like the hyperloop considered. I encourage this type of leadership and look forward to see innovative ideas like this come to fruition.

Imagine being able to quickly commute anywhere between Fort Collins and Pueblo without the usual hassles of driving up and down I-25, like air and noise pollution, traffic, and icy roads. A comfortable, wi-fi connected, mass-transit option that is accessible and affordable may be the solution that makes this vision a reality.

Effective rail can help us get to work quicker and less expensively than driving a single-occupancy vehicle, especially when you consider the mounting costs of gas, maintenance, and depreciation of a car’s value. While Colorado will always continue to evaluate and aggressively pursue bringing emerging technologies like Hyperloop to our state, an economically viable rail option is a promising and attractive alternative to traveling by car." Read more: https://polisforcolorado.com/transportation/ 

Mike Johnston

"I think a hyperloop is one of many exciting opportunities emerging that could help us solve our I-25 congestion challenge. Like all other options, this idea will need to be tested and proven and evaluated based on its cost vs its effectiveness to see it is workable for Colorado. It is clear we need to pursue innovative technologies of the future that can help move people faster with reduced emissions and less gridlock, and a hyperloop has the potential to be one of these exciting opportunities. We look forward to seeing more details on its cost, design and impact. As governor, I would encourage Colorado engineering schools to be a part of this emerging field of research, and while I think hyperloop is a good idea, it is too early now to endorse it as the single best plan as it, and many other technologies, are still in testing phases. To learn more about my campaign, and our ideas in other fields, please visit www.mikejohnstonforcolorado.com "

Cary Kennedy

"I am very excited about the potential for hyperloop technology. It could be the kind of technology that will help create a transportation system focused on choice, mobility and sustainability. In fact, I included hyperloop as a technology I will continue to develop as Governor. Please find my full plan for infrastructure here:
https://carykennedyforgovernor.com/infrastructure/ "

Jim Rundberg Erik Underwood


“I am the first gubernatorial candidate to suggest a Hyperloop, [I first spoke about this at the Auraria Gubernatorial Forum in Denver last fall] that would connect from Ft. Collins to Pueblo and beyond. If elected Governor, I would like to work with other surrounding States to explore linking Hyperloops for better interstate commerce. We need clean energy and better transportation that will reduce the carbon footprint on this planet. For more information about my campaign please go to: www.erikunderwood.com”

Noel Ginsburg


“I believe a hyperloop transportation system like the one described in this question is a phenomenal idea, and I fully support it as a long-term project. A hyperloop system that gives residents in Pueblo or Greeley a commute time to Denver in minutes rather than hours will connect Colorado’s communities unlike anything we have seen before. It will give millions of folks new economic and job opportunities across the front range that will truly improve lives. What’s more, this system gives our state opportunities to tackle some of our biggest challenges, because we do have real challenges in Colorado. 50% of our school districts have schools that can only afford to stay open 4 days a week, we are $9 billion behind in infrastructure funding on existing projects, and housing and healthcare costs are becoming unattainable for hard-working Coloradans. Our insufficient infrastructure funding is acknowledged by both parties, and by communities across our state. A hyperloop transportation system is a phenomenal idea, and is something Colorado should work towards. I believe that we must fix the existing broken infrastructure across our state first, and address some of our state’s pressing critical issues today so as Colorado progresses, and we close our spending deficits, we have the workforce, the economy, and the foresight to invest in innovative ideas like a hyperloop transportation system. Read more here: https://www.noelforcolorado.com/innovative-policies/infrastructure/“

Jim Rundberg

"www.jimrundberg.us"

Your Candidate Here

We are still trying to reach out to the other candidates. If you know how to reach them better, feel free to provide an opportunity for the candidate to get in touch.​

To tunnel or not to tunnel, that is the question...

Got your attention, again! We do not have Black Hats nor do we have Flamethrowers or used really boring machines... but what if we could help design hyperloop technology in a way that is more human-centered?

We will release preliminary survey responses (anonymously) in the next ColoradoHyperloop newsletter! 

Help us out by completing one (or both) Colorado Hyperloop surveys:

  1. Tell us your top NEEDs of a Colorado Hyperloop
  2. What I love about my neighborhood in Colorado
To design it in a way that will help the communities and not hurt them. The Hyperloop is all about connection. It is about eliminating borders and going beyond the limitations of time and space. It is meant to empower communities and that’s why we wanted to incorporate these future users. 

The results of these surveys are being compiled into a one-page white paper meant to inform decision makers.  

Thank you to everyone that has already filled out the surveys! 

#COHYPERLOOPHERE

  • We want your art submissions! What do you think a hyperloop in Colorado would look like? This submission was kindly developed by KNewsUpdate
  • Use #COHyperloopHere for your art impact submissions or contact us here: https://coloradohyperloop.com/contact/ 
  • The goal is to start to think how art could be displayed or used to in transportation. Credit to RTD’s great use of art in their transportation projects: http://www.rtd-denver.com/artnTransit.shtml

Pro Hyperloop

We are still working with other groups on how to represent pro-hyperloop organizations in Colorado. Details will be provided soon, contact us for your input.

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