Hyperloop and the Road to Tomorrow
January 23, 2018
7:30 am – 9:00 am
St. Louis Regional Chamber
211 N. Broadway Suite 1300
St. Louis, MO 63102
Imagine being able to travel between downtown Kansas City and downtown St. Louis in less than 25 minutes.
With an ultra-high speed hyperloop route, Missouri’s two largest metropolitan areas could potentially merge into a single “mega-region,” with enormous implications for how people in our state live, work, and play. The state of Missouri recently made the construction of a hyperloop route along the I-70 corridor a centerpiece of its proposal to Amazon for the company’s new headquarters. The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition, a public private partnership between several civic organizations around the state and MODOT, has taken the lead in putting together the funding for a major engineering feasibility study of the technology as well as the proposed route. According to Hyperloop One, the company leading the commercialization of this technology, Missouri is now one of the “top 5, if not top 3” sites in the world under consideration for the first inter-city route.
Join Michael DeMers and Tom Blair from MODOT as well as Andrew Smith from the St. Louis Regional Chamber for a panel discussion on the history and future of hyperloop, autonomous vehicles, and drones in Missouri.