If making these underground tunnels DUEL -- USE is 'full of compromises' by global corporations wanting them to be FREIGHT-----if duel tunnels come with a SIGNIFICANT PRICE TAG------we can be sure that COST ANALYSIS will find making these HIGH-SPEED RAIL ---AKA HYPER-LOOP RAILS is not PRAGMATIC when including PASSENGER LINES.
'However, running freight on a high speed line involves a significant number of compromises, some with big price tags attached, so it is not to be considered as a “free gift”'.
As usual, here in Maryland all the benefit goes to THE PEOPLE. So, this super-duper highly expensive underground structure
getting rid of all that wind-resistance'----you know, it's touted as being GREEN----has NO MENTION of being built as a FREIGHT RAIL structure.
THAT WOULD BE A RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
“Hyperloop” refers to a vacuum-based, people- and car-moving system, which would get rid of wind resistance. Shorter hops within or between cities might have a non-vacuum system, hence the reference to a “Loop” system.
This route follows what is the most HISTORICAL ROAD in America-------Baltimore Washington TP has colonial era historical landmark designation. This project will use EMINENT DOMAIN to claim some of the most GREEN SPACE land in Maryland.
What are these STATION STOPS? Think of MARYLAND as one super-duper global FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE filled with GLOBAL FACTORIES with campuses that will see these STOPS as MANUFACTURING PRODUCT distribution structures all leading to PORT OF BALTIMORE.
So, what is called GREEN is really eminent domain of MARYLAND'S most beautiful GREEN SPACE to be allocated to global factory campuses with this HYPER-LOOP HIGH SPEED FREIGHT RAIL having STATIONS where products will indeed be lowered into this FREIGHT TUNNEL transit system.
Will These Be The Stops For Elon Musk’s DC-Baltimore Loop?
- October 23, 2018
Earlier this year, UrbanTurf reported on the proposed route for The Boring Company's Loop to facilitate high-speed travel between DC and Baltimore. Now, we are getting an idea of where that mode of transportation could stop.
As pictured below, the 35-mile inaugural run of the DC-Maryland Loop would have up to 17 "Lifts", or stations, spanning from a terminus ostensibly at or near 53 New York Avenue NE (map) (where the Boring Company has a vaguely-worded work permit) to a stop on S. Paca Street in Baltimore, near Camden Yards. The Boring Company recently updated the map on its website with the approximate stop locations.
Map of the approximate DC-Baltimore Loop "Lifts", or stations. Click to enlarge.
The locations of the stations are conceptual and subject to change as the company engages with local, state and federal authorities, but are currently envisioned at the following areas:
- 53 New York Avenue NE
- Riverdale Park*
- College Park*
- Greenbelt 1 and 2
- Snowden Pond
- Linthicum Heights*
- S Paca Street*
Realization of this transportation system will require approval from dozens of bodies, including the Federal Highway and Federal Railroad Administrations, the National Capital Planning Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland and DC Department of Transportations, and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Once all permits are acquired, the website states that construction will last for 12-20 months. The website also states that all subsurface construction will be "silent and invisible at ground level along the alignment, and no surface vibrations would be felt", an assertion which may surprise area residents currently experiencing disruption from construction of the Purple Line.
Elon Musk announced over the weekend that his company's two-mile high-speed transit tunnel in Hawthorne, California would open to the public on December 10th.
When we understand this Maryland HYPER-LOOP is FREIGHT RAIL not passenger then we can imagine what infrastructure complementing the end of HYPER-LOOP here in PORT OF BALTIMORE will look like. What are today's downtown freight rail tunnel renovations running through communities in Baltimore preparing for?
'Musk first proposed the hyperloop—a system of reduced-pressure tubes'
'The Foodtubes project, unveiled in 2010, calls for a similar design — except the network would be underground and would carry food. Canisters would travel up to 60 miles per hour in the system, which would cost around $8 million per mile to build in the United Kingdom (though it's still just a concept)'.
REMEMBER, our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE are never told proprietary goals of these kinds of infrastructure building. The job of global media is to sell these goals as having SOCIAL BENEFIT.
This article is interesting in that it shows the progression of these TRANSIT TUBE structures to today's plans. PNEUMATIC AND MAGNETIC -----Megla and Hyper-loop seems to be the intended goal of these FREIGHT TRANSIT structures. Please look at the FOODTUBES project showing a picture of what is a PORT OF BALTIMORE filled with these HYPER-TUNNEL tubes. These PORT tubes will carry particular products being loaded and unloaded onto cargo ships----and would lead to a central station as here in Baltimore would be PACA AND GREENE STS. HYPER-LOOP along Baltimore Washington PK having freight from FOODTUBES in PORT HARBOR carried by PODS to PACA AND GREENE STS SYSTEM CONNECTOR to shoot up to end of TUNNEL near WASHINGTON BELTWAY.
No doubt this location outside Washington DC will then connect to HYPER-LOOP TUNNELS coming down from northern states OH, PA, WVA.
WILL THERE BE A PASSENGER ASPECT TO HYPER-LOOP FREIGHT RAIL FOR MOVING CARGO FROM GLOBAL FACTORY CAMPUSES TO PORTS?
The design for MARYLAND HYPER-LOOP RAIL is NOT human-friendly. Safety issues, public health issues, exposure to toxicity from freight leaks along same rail----all say NO to HYPER-LOOP having anything to do with being a PASSENGER HIGH SPEED RAIL TRAIN.
'Another technical issue is the design of the trackbed drainage. When building a new line, it is necessary to consider the consequences of any derailment which might release hazardous goods into the environment.
15 remarkable images that show the 200-year evolution of the Hyperloop
Feb. 20, 2018, 3:17 PM
In 2013, Elon Musk, the famed entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and Space X, came up with an idea for a vacuum-and-maglev-powered super-fast train that would travel through a tube. It would be called the Hyperloop.In a research paper, he outlined its potential and challenged other tech companies to develop it for commercialization. Two startups, Shervin Pishevar's Hyperloop One and Dirk Ahlborn's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, are perhaps the closest to making the Hyperloop a reality. Though it's still a moonshot project.
In July 2017, Musk revealed that he's working on his own system, tweeting that he "received verbal government approval" to build stops in Washington, DC and New York City. And on Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that his tunneling startup, the Boring Company, gained an "early and vague building permit from DC for excavation experimentation in a parking lot.
But Musk is not the first person to suggest air pressure-driven transportation. As io9 notes, the concept behind the Hyperloop originated in the late 17th century with the invention of the world's first artificial vacuum, which led to designs for "underground rapid transit systems" powered by pneumatics (i.e. pressurized air) in the decades that followed.
Take a look at a brief history of the technology that led to Musk's Hyperloop.
In 1799, inventor George Medhurst proposed an idea to move goods through cast-iron pipes using air pressure. In 1844, he built a railway station (for passenger carriages) in London that relied on pneumatics until 1847.
The Brunel Jolly-sailor railway station and pumping station, 1845.
WIkipedia Commons Source: io9
Throughout the mid-1850s, several more pneumatic railways were built in Dublin, London, and Paris. The London Pneumatic Despatch system was meant to transport parcels, but it was large enough to carry people, too. To mark its opening, the Duke of Buckingham traveled through it in 1865.
Air Tube Systems UK Around that time, French novelist Jules Verne published "Paris in the 20th Century," which envisioned tube trains stretching across the Atlantic Ocean.
In the mid-1860s, South London constructed the Crystal Palace atmospheric railway, which ran through a park. A fan, which measured 22 feet in diameter, propelled the train. On return journeys, the fan's blades reversed, sucking the carriage backwards.
Wikipedia Commons The Beach Pneumatic Transit, which operated in Manhattan from 1870 to 1873, was New York City's earliest subway predecessor. Designed by Alfred Ely Beach, it had one stop and a one-car shuttle that used compressed air to move riders.
Museum of the City of New York Source: The Atlantic
By the end of the 19th century, most major cities used pneumatic tube systems to transport mail and other messages. Some still exist today at banks, hospitals, and factories.
The New York City Post Office pneumatic tube system, early 20th century.
Museum of the City of New York NASA started using pneumatic tubes as intra-office communication in the 1960s. And until 2011, a (now-closed) McDonald's in Edina, Minnesota used them to deliver Big Macs and fries to customers at its drive-through.
In 1910, American rocket pioneer Robert Goddard designed a train that would go from Boston to New York in just 12 minutes. Though it was never built, it would've floated on magnets inside a vacuum-sealed tunnel.
Wikipedia Commons Throughout the 20th century, scientists and science fiction writers imagined transit systems that would work like a Hyperloop. In the 1956 story "Double Star," for example, sci-fi author Robert Heinlein wrote about "vacutubes."
Flickr/x-ray_delta_one Researchers at MIT designed a vacuum-tube train system for a 45-minute trip from New York City to Boston in the early 1990s. Like Musk's plan, the design called for a magnetic track.
MIT In the early 2000s, transportation startup ET3 designed a pneumatic-and-maglev train. The design features car-sized pods that would travel in elevated tubes.
ET3 The Foodtubes project, unveiled in 2010, calls for a similar design — except the network would be underground and would carry food. Canisters would travel up to 60 miles per hour in the system, which would cost around $8 million per mile to build in the United Kingdom (though it's still just a concept).
FoodTubes Source: Ars Technica
Three years later, Elon Musk published his proposal for the Hyperloop in a 57-page white paper. According to his design, sealed pods containing 28 people each would whisk through tubes. A trip from NYC to DC would take 29 minutes, he tweeted in 2017.
Tesla Source: Business Insider
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a startup building off Musk's concept, is creating a 5-mile test track for a Hyperloop system in Quay Valley, California. Construction began in 2016, and the company is aiming for the train to reach 760 mph.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies In July 2017, a startup called Hyperloop One successfully tested a full-scale system on its DevLoop test track in Nevada. Using maglevs, the vehicle reached a top speed of 70 mph. The company hopes to reach 250 mph.
Journalists and guests look over tubes following a propulsion open-air test at Hyperloop One in North Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. May 11, 2016.
Reuters/Steve Marcus Source: Business Insider
A group of Chinese scientists want to construct a pneumatic train underwater. In 2017, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a submarine rail project that would run at a theoretical speed of 1,240 mph, much faster Musk's Hyperloop concept.
Chinese Academy of Sciences/Chinese Academy of Engineering Source: China Money Network
All of these visions could one day come together to create a Hyperloop system that revolutionizes transportation.
So, what does it matter if MARYLAND HYPER-LOOP is a FREIGHT POD rail system or a PASSENGER POD rail system?
First, as usual hundreds of billions of dollars in FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL tax funding is supporting the building of these HIGH-SPEED RAIL at the same time our US city subways, light rails, and eventually our MARC COMMUTER rail trains are being allowed to decay from lack of maintenance. We don't have the funding to keep REAL STRONG PUBLIC TRANSIT infrastructure running but they will at the end FULLY FUND with PUBLIC MONEY what are called
PRIVATE RAIL STRUCTURES.
This image of a HYPER-LOOP POD is definitely not a PASSENGER POD----
The importance of looking at PUBLIC POLICY broadly is this: today's local development touts all kinds of COMMUNITY BUILDING---all kinds of TRANSIT opportunities ---all kinds of campus GREENING/HOUSING.
It appear very likely my Baltimore City downtown----UMMS for example PACA AND GREENE being the end of MARYLAND HYPER-LOOP will simply be a staging for industrial PORT OF BALTIMORE cargo freight rail entrance.
WHAT DOES THAT DO TO THE CONCEPT OF 'COMMUNITY BUILDING' HERE IN BALTIMORE -----UMMS IS BEING STAGED FOR SUPER-DUPER INDUSTRIAL ZONE DEVELOPMENT.
Hyperloop Phase 2 test