Let's face it. Everything about Nashville is awesome....EXCEPT the traffic.
City officials never really looked into mass transit before our massive growth started, and as a result our interstate system is badly underprepared for the incoming population. And it's not going to get any better either. Officials estimate that, at the current growth pace, Nashville will surpass 2.5 million people by the year 2035, putting us around the same size that Denver is today (2.6 million people).
So, what's the solution? Well, maybe this isn't it...but it sure does look cool.
Two days ago, a company called HyperloopOne unveiled their #VisionForAmerica, which includes a series of vaccuum tubes that could travel over 700 mph....significantly faster than any current mass transit system.
And, to top it off, they claim that HyperloopOne would cost less than a plane. Their current plan is to start with 35 city-to-city transport systems.
For example, the "Florida" system would go from Miami to Orlando (236 miles) in under 20 minutes
Other proposed loops would connect Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh, PA, LA to San Diego, and even Houston, TX to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
While no loop is in their initial plan that would service Nashville, could you imagine being able to commute to Nashville from anywhere within a 100 mile radius in less than 10 minutes? My trip from Spring Hill would be WAYYYYYYYY easier.
Right now, HyperloopOne is just in its planning and testing phase in the remote Nevada desert, and there's no real plan to roll it out yet.
But can you imagine how much of a game changer this will be if and when it becomes a reality?