When I ran the numbers in April, the cost came to about $16 per mile. Which is way more cost (and energy efficient too, I am guessing) efficient compared to any other mode of transportation out there.
It is 98% more cost efficient, when I ran the numbers in April 2016.
Yes, you are correct that every other city within a 1,000 miles could be linked. This is also what I was thinking. See below:
Sheet1 Median Home Value Location, Median Price( June 2014 Stats- Unless stated otherwise, One-year change, Numbers…drive.google.com
I believe that the hyperloop is not only a great way of enabling faster travel time. It will also be very beneficial for the following reasons:
o For helping start a real-estate boom around the end-points. Where the major points terminate. So it becomes a real-estate project.
o Help ease the housing crisis in major cities.
o Help bring prosperity to towns that are a 50 to 100 mile range. [Note: There are ways to help bring down the cost of construction. I’ve briefly looked into this. A snapshot of the idea below]
o The majority of the cost will be construction/build material. By reverse engineering the process and by creating new mechanism for construction and engineering, the cost can be brought down substantially. This is a snapshot and something I put together by researching for 40 minutes or less: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxmPZx85WGWjRUtaZU1vamlna1U
o I believe that we should simulate the design/engineering/construction aspect. This can be done using super-computers now. In fact it seems like this is something that is being done since the 50’s: https://www.google.ca/search?safe=active&q=supercomputers+to+model+transportation&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzw9Hm59bQAhVH7oMKHedpB0wQBQgZKAA&biw=1151&bih=608 (First link that comes up).
o I shared ideas on Peter Diamandis’s Facebook page about a system that can be created in order to revolutionize the delivery system. Whereby any delivery can be made within a 12 mile radius with a network that will be an off-shoot of the hyperloop technology. Requires more thought. See comments under ‘Thanksgiving feast’ if interested: https://www.facebook.com/PeterHDiamandis
Army corps of engineers can help. Opportunity for education too.
Trillions of dollars aren’t available for infrastructure projects. Massive efficiencies can be found and a far superior system can be developed at 3 to 5% of the cost (of existing projects). http://www.cbpp.org/research/state-budget-and-tax/its-time-for-states-to-invest-in-infrastructure
The national deficit can be significantly reduced by investing in these new age technologies/developments.