The Hyperloop

Imagine...

...a world where you can travel from Los Angeles to San Fransisco in 30 minutes, or from London to Manchester in 15 minutes.
Suddenly you could live anywhere, work anywhere, and visit anywhere

Hyperloop is a conceptual, high-speed transportation system initially proposed by Elon Musk. The concept consists of passenger and cargo pods being propelled at up to 760 mph in a low pressure tube using sustainable and cost-efficient energy. To accelerate its development, SpaceX is hosting a competition for engineering teams to design their own hyperloop pods and test them at their facility in Hawthorne, California.

Hyperloop Alpha Paper
NASA Open-Source Conceptual Sizing Models for the Hyperloop Passenger Pod(PDF)