Pittsburgh nears top of the list for Virgin Hyperloop One connection cities

Virgin Hyperloop One announced Wednesday that Black & Veatch confirmed the commercial viability of its hyperloop technology, a transportation system that could have an impact on Pittsburgh, according to a news release.

The report by Black & Veatch considers the proposed route across Missouri along the I-70 corridor and validates both the safety and sustainability opportunities that come with a hyperloop system in the first-ever feasibility study of a hyperloop system in the U.S.

The first route will link St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri. Then, plans show a “Midwest Megaregion” to connect Pittsburgh, Columbus and Colorado, according to Marcia Christoff, public relations manager for Virgin Hyperloop One.