Northeast Ohio planners proposing a second hyperloop project to link Pittsburgh to Chicago via Cleveland

A second proposed hyperloop system has emerged to connect Pittsburgh with Chicago via high-speed capsules propelled through low-pressure tubes, this one taking a path through Cleveland rather than Columbus.

The Great Lakes Hyperloop System, which is being pursued by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency and California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, initially included only planning between Cleveland and Chicago. But in September, Pittsburgh was added to the process after the Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $100,000 to the project.