What if you could travel to Chicago from the Cleveland Region in less than 30 minutes?? That could become a reality through a new partnership hoping to bring futuristic technology to the region!
NOACA has signed an official Public-Private Partnership with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT, HyperloopTT) for America’s first multi-state Hyperloop in the Great Lakes Megaregion. The Great Lakes Megaregion represents a $15 BILLION transportation market with tens of millions of tons of cargo and millions of passengers connecting to the cities within the region every year. Technologies like hyperloop can take our outdated infrastructure through the 21st century and beyond.
At NOACA, we believe in investing in projects that promote mobility options and improve quality of life. What hyperloop represents to Northeast Ohio and the entire Great Lakes Megaregion is so much more than just speed and efficiency. It opens our region to the rest of the Midwest, connecting us all in a network of technology, resources, people, and jobs.
Learn more about the Great Lakes Hyperloop at www.GreatLakesHyperloop.com.
|Corridors Phases 1, 2 & 3 (click map to enlarge)|
Hyperloop brings airplane speeds to ground level, safely. Passengers and cargo capsules will hover through a network of low-pressure tubes between cities and transform travel time from hours to minutes.
Developing Hyperloop in Northeast Ohio and the Midwest:
There has been significant worldwide research regarding the development of a Hyperloop transportation system. The concept is being pursued by several private interests looking to develop initial corridors, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
In January 2018, a bipartisan group of eight Midwestern lawmakers sent a letter to President Donald Trump seeking support for the Hyperloop to accelerate the development of this technology and the opportunities it could create for Ohio and other Midwest states. View the letter here.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with partners that have vision and are at the forefront of this technology, such as members of the Northeast Ohio legislative delegation Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Congressman Bob Gibbs,” said Grace Gallucci, NOACA's Executive Director. "At NOACA, we believe in investing in projects that promote mobility options and improve quality of life,” Gallucci continued. “As a new fifth mode of transportation, the Hyperloop has the potential to become truly transformative for our region and for the country!”
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NOACA's Board of Directors has awarded a $550,029 contract to Transportation Economics & Management Systems, Inc. (TEMS) for the Great Lakes Hyperloop Feasibility Study. The study will evaluate the feasibility of an ultra-high speed Hyperloop passenger and freight transport system initially linking Cleveland and Chicago.
TEMS is based out of Frederick, MD and is a leader in operations planning, economic analysis, infrastructure management, systems development, and high speed ground transport. The study will be complete in 2019.
NOACA’s portion of the study ($550,029) is funded through commitments from the Cleveland Foundation, ODOT, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, and NOACA.