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At the end of last month, Hyperloop One completed the longest, and fastest test run of the technology to date. But while the team at one of the two leading hyperloop companies celebrates its success, others have begun to question the reality of using hyperloop systems outside of a test track. Cited in The Guardian, one engineer said the cost of the overall system was roughly 10 times larger than initially projected by Elon Musk. Bent Flyvbjerg, transport economist at Oxford University’s Said Business School, responded: “I wouldn’t bet my money on being able to make something like the Hyperloop financially viable… but that’s OK. We subsidise all sorts of other infrastructure so why not the Hyperloop, if we think there’s an environmental or business case for it?”

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