by Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Commuting is a part of many people’s everyday routine. Imagine reducing your hour commute down to just minutes, or even better, imagine a transcontinental trip lasting less than an hour. Colorodo-based engineering company ET3 is hard at work developing a tube transport system that will allow for travel from LA to NYC in under an hour. This technology can even be applied to global transport, virtually eliminating the need for airplanes.

The Hyperloop system is frictionless transport that costs a tenth of the cost of high-speed rail and a quarter the cost of a freeway. The estimated cost for a trip from LA to NYC is $100, which will make cross-country travel a breeze.