The hyperloop is happening; well, at least, it will be tested. Elon Musk tweeted today that his team plans to build a test track for pod testing, with Texas as a prime location candidate. An annual pod racer competition isn’t out of the question either.
Musk, currently keeping busy as CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, has been mostly quiet on the hyperloop concept since he first announced its design in August 2013. The initial plan called for a 35-minute route between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Musk has always stated that he has no firm plans to actually build the hyperloop, but that hasn’t stopped other organizations from trying.
There’s no timeline on the hyperloop test track just yet. I smell a new event for the 2024 Boston Olympics.