JumpStartFund’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) announced on Thursday the filing of construction permits with Kings County to kick off construction activities in Quay Valley. On-site preparation activities will commence in the coming weeks with principle construction beginning by the end of 2nd quarter 2016.
HTT is in the selection process after an overwhelming response to a Request For Interest (RFI) sent to more than eighty companies for the first full-scale passenger -ready Hyperloop installation. The on-site preparation includes a geotechnical investigation to determine the placement of pylons which support the tube. Soil samples will be taken by boring into the earth.
CEO Dirk Ahlborn stated:
“After over two and a half years of research and development our team has reached another important milestone. This will be the world’s first passenger-ready Hyperloop system. Everyone traveling on California’s I-5 in 2016 will be able to see our activities from the freeway.”
Once the ground survey is complete, Hyperloop will perform mapping procedures with drone technology to mark the corridor, pylon positions, and station location. The mapping is needed to calculate both the horizontal and vertical alignments required as part of the building permit.
First optimizations of the completed Hyperloop system are expected by 2017 with a full opening to the public by 2018.