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Arrivo Has Come to a Deal to Build Its High-Speed System in Denver

 - Nov 14, 2017
References: arrivo-loop & wired
Much has been made of the theoretical high-speed hyperloop dreamed up by Elon Musk, but while that transportation system remains a fancy for the time being, Arrivo has come to an agreement to build a "hyperloop-inspired system" in Denver, Colorado. The high-speed transport, which perhaps owes more to the maglev trains of Japan and China than it does to the vacuum tube cars of Musk's brainscape, have recently been approved by the Colorado Department of Transportation and will be built through the Denver metropolitan area.

The Arrivo vehicles won't come close to the supersonic speed promised by the hyperloop — in fact, it is only expected to reach the relatively slow top speed of 200 miles per hour. However, the Arrivo system has one specific purpose: to get consumers from various areas throughout the city to the airport. The current travel time for such a commute ranges from 30 to 70 minutes, and Arrivo will reduce it to 10 or less; top speed is unimportant when the final times come down to such small numbers anyway.