Ohio bids for Virgin Hyperloop One proving grounds

PITTSBURGH — Central Ohio is vying for the first segment of track where Virgin Hyperloop One will test the safety of 500 mph pods and hash out a regulatory framework, setting the standards for all the routes in the nation.

The company told the region it’s one of an undisclosed number narrowed down from 17 state and local governments that bid to land the testing and certification center, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission said.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times.