WHAT: West Virginia University to submit RFP for Virgin Hyperloop One
- Sarah Biller, Executive Director, Vantage Ventures
- Kristin Hammer, Virgin Hyperloop One
- The Honorable Jim Justice, West Virginia Governor
- Javier Reyes, Milan Puskar Dean, WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Vice President, Start-up West Virginia
- Earl Scime, Interim Dean, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
WHEN: Thursday (Nov. 21), 1 p.m.
WHERE: Erickson Alumni Center (Nutting Gallery), 1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown
NOTES: West Virginia has been invited to submit an RFP for Virgin Hyperloop One to create a certification and testing center to establish regulatory standards. Virgin Hyperloop One will be on campus to meet with experts from the State of West Virginia and West Virginia University for discussions about the resources West Virginia can offer on research and development, operational capabilities, technology, infrastructure, maintenance, talent and security needed to move people and goods.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One will change the future of travel and connectivity by eliminating barriers of distance and time. The company is developing technology to move people and goods in pods through a vacuum tube at speeds exceeding 600 mph, more the double the speed of today’s rail systems. It would enable travel from Pittsburgh to Chicago in 41 minutes or New York City to Washington, D.C. in 30 minutes.
Hyperloop will be on campus as part of a two-day visit with the State and University.
CONTACT: Heather Richardson
WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics
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