Panel looking into Plans for Hyperloop in Missouri

State House Speaker Elijah Haahr says Missouri became the Gateway to the West about 100 years ago by building an interstate system. During a press conference Tuesday in Jefferson City, Haahr told MissouriNet he wants Missouri to be the gateway to the world by building the first-ever Hyperloop system.

Haahr has created a group of elected officials and business people to study whether the revolutionary high-speed tube transportation could thrive and find ways to fast-track a potential Hyperloop in Missouri.

The tubes could carry passengers from St. Louis to Kansas City in 28 minutes with a stop halfway in Columbia.