03 May '16, 11am

Hyperloop to high-speed rail: Who will build the future of mobility?

"It’s an ultra high speed, tube-based transportation system," explained Hyperloop Technologies Chief Legal Officer Afshin Pishevar. "Think of it as airplanes without wings, and then we levitate." In downtown San Francisco, just a few blocks from the temporary headquarters of Uber, a divide that resonates far beyond the Bay Area — two deeply divergent visions of the future of transportation — is on full display. Pishevar is detailing Hyperloop's 3-acre campus in Southern California, which houses 150 employees, as part of a Commonwealth Club summit focused on the logistics of building more sustainable transportation systems. To his right sits Fresno City Council President Oliver Baines, who faces a dual challenge and opportunity in getting his constituents — 42 percent of whom lack a high school diploma — engaged in different sort of next-generation mobility. "High-speed rai...

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