Collin County Commissioners Court discussed the possibility of being selected as a location for a Hyperloop Certification Facility at a meeting Jan. 27.

Virgin Hyperloop One began a nationwide search for a host for the facility in November and received interest from 17 states, including Texas, a spokesperson for Virgin Hyperloop One said in an email.

Virgin Hyperloop One has since submitted two locations in Collin County as possible locations for the facility to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, according to county Director of Engineering Clarence Daughtery. The company submitted eight locations in total, he said in an email.

The certification facility would be used to determine if a high-speed vacuum transportation system by Virgin Hyperloop One is safe. The facility would include a linear test tract as well as space for operations, research and training, according to Daughtery.

The certification center would also...

 

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