The future of travel is about to change in a big way. Imagine making a run from Cheyenne to Pueblo, or Vail, Colorado in about 18 minutes, traveling as fast as 700 miles per hour (the speed of sound is 767 mph).

LA-based Hyperloop One narrowed the field of 2,600 competitors and chose Rocky Mountain Hyperloop as one of 35 worldwide semifinalists to build this new transportation technology. CDOT has proposed a 40-mile route from Greeley to Denver International Airport for the first phase of construction.

After phase one of RoadX is constructed, a 50-mile extension to Cheyenne could eventually cut a Houston, Texas 17-hour trip by car to 1 hour and 48 minutes.

 “Hyperloop technology directly aligns with our goals of reducing the cost of transporting goods; of turning rural state highways into zero-death roads.”

Virgin Hyperloop One via Youtube

It will also do wonders for highway congestion. Still many issues to deal with, but the future is bright,