The state of Pennsylvania has joined the growing list of supporters for the
Ryan Kelly, a 2004 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School and also a former Bath resident, is currently the head of global marketing and communications for Virgin Hyperloop One. It’s the first company worldwide that has essentially built a test tube to showcase this ultra-fast mode of transportation.
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Kelly got turned onto the project while working in marketing in New York City. At the time, he was looking for a new challenge. Kelly said he did some soul searching and asked himself, “What’s the next thing that’s going to change the world going to be?”
The Hyperloop One concept calls for bus-sized pods able to carry up to 40 passengers at a time. These pods would, for instance, let a person from Western Pennsylvania commute to Philadelphia in about 30 minutes. Then, if linked with another potential hyperloop between Chicago to Pittsburgh, a commuter could go from Philadelphia to Chi-Town in just one hour and fifteen minutes.
Put succinctly by Kelly, “We can travel the speed of flight at closer to the cost of trucking.” Speaking of speed, movement on the potential hyperloop is accelerating fast. In fact, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is partnering with
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