Meet the Man Building Elon Musk’s 760MPH Hyperloop: Interview with Dirk Ahlborn

In 2012, Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, released a proposal for a futuristic tube transport system that could go faster than the speed of sound, cutting travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco to 35 minutes or less. He described it as a “cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table” that “can never crash,” and called it the Hyperloop.¬†Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, recently sat down with Reason TV’s Justin Monticello to talk about the technology behind the Hyperloop, his vision for a fully integrated system that would span the country, and the stark differences between it and publicly-funded high-speed rail projects.