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  •  Total annual air traffic between LA and SF: (2+ / 0-)
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    Troubadour, Dogs are fuzzy

    2,8 million passengers.
    Max annual capacity of hyperloop: 7,4 million.

    So the problem is?

    And if it becomes super-popular and you hit capacity?  That's not a bad thing, that's a WIN.  And you start right away on a massive statewide or even nationwide network.

    Mind you, I think they need multiple tubes in each direction anyway, the only obvious solution for if one goes down kinda sucks (making the other way alternate between directions every 1 1/2 or so, you'd get 1/3rd the net traffic and an average departure delay of 45 minutes).  Best would be if they're not the exact same route, but parallel each other, serving a broader geographic area.

    Já þýðir já. Nei þýðir nei. Hvað er svona erfitt við það?

    by Rei on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 08:58:04 AM PDT

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