(Cleveland) - There is a proposal to construct a Hyperloop link between Cleveland and Chicago, with leaders in both states agreeing to a feasibility study.
The Hyperloop train would transport passengers at 700 miles per hour, making to trip to Chicago in just 30 minutes, in a vacuum tight tunnel.
Bill Yu is a professor of civil engineering at Case Western Reserve University, and believes the project is scientifically feasible.
Yu tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, says the price tag could reach $7 billion, but economic benefits might make the cost worthwhile.
He feels, it would make Cleveland a major destination, and could change the city's image, while creating technological spin-offs like the space program.
An official announcement about the Hyperloop project is expected to be made the Great Lakes Science Center at 9:30 this morning.
(Photos provided by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)
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