Elon Musk may have come up with hyperloop but it’s unaffiliated organizations like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies that’re bringing the revolutionary rapid transit technology to reality. The organization has revealed a plan that would place a hyperloop test track in a county between Los Angeles and San Francisco which would serve as the central point for a planned 150,000-person city that would focus on low-impact living and sustainability.
A county halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles would be one of the first sites to host a hyperloop track under a plan revealed today by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, an organization that has been working to make the futuristic form of transportation a reality since it was announced by Elon Musk in 2013. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which is not affiliated with Musk, signed a deal with developers for a tract of land in Quay Valley, California, where developers have proposed a 150,000-person city powered entirely by solar panels. It plans to begin building a five-mile test hyperloop track next year. It is scheduled to start running in 2019. “With Quay Valley, we’re creating a community built on economical, environmental and social sustainability, and part of this is seeking to reduce car dependency,” Quay Valley developer GROW Holdings’ CEO Quay Hays said in a release. “For these reasons, the Hyperloop is the ideal clean community transit system for Quay Valley.”