Hyperloop prototype to be built, tested in Colorado

A new testing facility for an experimental transportation technology known as hyperloop is set for Pueblo, Colorado.

Swiss-American startup Swisspod recently announced an agreement with Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) to build and test a full-scale prototype of its hyperloop system at a facility near the city.

TTCI will provide engineering insight and operational and test plan support. The partnership with TTCI will advance Swisspod’s global expansion strategy, company officials said…

The test track in Pueblo will study Swisspod’s technology patents that are part of the hyperloop’s propulsion system. Swisspod will also build a full-scale capsule and operational infrastructure for cargo transportation at the site.

TTCI is a railroad equipment testing and training facility located in Pueblo and is a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads.

The test track will be built at the 23,000-acre PuebloPlex, a decommissioned U.S. Army chemical depot on land about 20 miles east of Pueblo.