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STL, KC hyperloop moves one step closer to reality

House lawmakers in a voice vote Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill that would make a Hyperloop track eligible for state grants
Credit: VIRGIN HYPERLOOP ONE

ST. LOUIS — Missouri lawmakers are trying to make grants available for potential builders of an ultrafast Hyperloop test track in the state.

House lawmakers in a voice vote Tuesday gave initial approval to a bill that would make a Hyperloop track eligible for state grants.

Hyperloop technology involves a tubular track through which a train-like pod carries passengers at speeds up to 640 mph.

Missouri elected officials and business leaders are advocating for a Hyperloop test track in the state.

The hope is to eventually connect Kansas City and St. Louis with a track.

RELATED: KC has assembled a Hyperloop team. St. Louis? Not just yet.

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