The Hyperloop One Global Challenge, a first-of-its-kind competition, aims to identify and select locations around the world with the potential to develop and construct the world's first hyperloop networks.
AECOM, a Fortune 500 engineering, design, construction and management firm, pulled together a team of urban planners, engineers, architects, economists, and policy experts to put forth a proposal to transform Texas with Hyperloop.
Hyperloop Texas is a semi-finalist of the Hyperloop ONE Global Challenge.
The 58,000 square miles of the Triangle region are anchored by five of the country’s eight fastest growing cities – Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. A Hyperloop network in this megaregion would not only increase global economic competitiveness, it would reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion in one of the country’s most environmentally-stressed areas.
The Texas Triangle is connected to some of the busiest ports in the country and world and the region is located in the center of North America. The Texas Triangle region represents some of the fastest growing cities and some of the best untapped freight connections. Hyperloop would allow freight and passengers in this region to quickly travel throughout Texas and to the rest of the continent.
Hyperloop technology can work anywhere, but not every location is right for a Hyperloop system. It takes the perfect combination of geography, economic & business climate, and global reach to maximize the transformative effects of Hyperloop.
We believe that the Hyperloop Texas proposal, with its international land, air, and sea connections, burgeoning economic and population growth, and adjacency to international industrial markets, is poised to capture the true potential that Hyperloop technology is capable of delivering.
Our proposal envisions a stronger Texas Triangle region where city boundaries don’t matter as much – people can live, work, and trade throughout the region easier than ever imagined.
The Hyperloop Texas proposal links the major cities of the Texas Triangle to the city of Laredo – home to the busiest inland freight port in North America. The proposed Hyperloop network has seven stations -- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (3rd busiest freight and 10th busiest passenger airport in the world), Downtown Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Downtown Houston, the Port of Houston (2nd busiest sea port in nation), and the Laredo Inland Port.
Cargo users will be able to ship their goods seamlessly between air, sea, and land. Passengers will be able to travel between major cities in Texas in mere minutes, as opposed to hours.