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20 March 2019

US DoT forms council to support Hyperloop commercialisation

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

US secretary of transportation Elaine Chao has announced a new council to help commercialise Hyperloop technology.

The Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council will aim to explore the regulation of Hyperloop technology to help bring it to the US.

Virgin Hyperloop One says it has been working with the US Department of Transportation and Chao for months, taking the necessary steps to commercialise the technology.

The council will also explore emerging technologies like tunnelling and autonomous vehicles.

Chao says: “New technologies increasingly straddle more than one mode of transportation, so I’ve signed an order creating a new internal department council to better coordinate the review of innovations that have multimodal applications.”

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