Tuesday, August 6 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO), announced this week a first-of-its kind U.S. roadshow to bring its XP-1 hyperloop pod to communities across the United States and start a dialogue about the power of this new form of mass transportation.
One of the first stops on the tour is Columbus on Sunday, August 4, at COSI from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. And on Tuesday, August 6th, the City of Dublin will host the exhibit at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Dublin Branch at 75 N. High Street, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., followed by a program introduction to the Hyperloop One by Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) Executive Director William Murdock and Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder for local Dublin business and community leaders.
“When government and investor delegations come to our test site, seeing the technology makes it real for them. Not everyone can come to the Nevada desert, so we’re bringing our technology to the people– the American people who will be riding this new form of transportation within a decade,” said Walder.
As part of the Rapid Speed Transportation Initiative, MORPC is conducting a feasibility study of hyperloop technology along a Chicago-Columbus-Pittsburgh corridor, followed by components of an environmental impact statement along the same route.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder and his team to the Columbus region and the City of Dublin,” said Dublin City Manager Dana McDaniel. “Showcasing the XP-1 pod in Columbus and Dublin as the first stop on the U.S. roadshow offers the opportunity for our businesses, community leaders, and residents to see the impact this emerging technology could have on the future success of Central Ohio.”
About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA
Dublin is a city of more than 49,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation and in 2015 was named one of America’s Top 20 Creative Class Cities. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.