Hyperloop: Elon Musk proposes tube-based transport from San Francisco to Los Angeles (in 35 minutes!). More at Visual News: www.visualnews.com/2013/08/19/hyperloop-elon-musk-proposes-tube-based-transport-from-san-francisco-to-los-angeles-in-35-minutes/
A typical train ride between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Coast Starlight takes about 12 hours, depending on how well it keeps to its schedule. In a car, the trip takes roughly eight hours, and a carbon-intensive flight lasts just one hour and 20 minutes – which means the Hyperloop could theoretically travel faster than a plane!
Greatest Mass TRANSIT FAILURES: "Hyperloop" by Elon Musk (USA): individual aluminum pods powered by turbines and solar energy in tubes • Failed due: 1. cost ($6-10B infrastructure San Fran - LA in 35min + $20/ticket) 2. Musk rather focuses on Tesla & Space X...but he'll tweak it more...• wired article 2013-08-12