Hyperloop Could Free PortMiami To Be Developed With Parks, Commercial & Residential

Hyperloop One says that backers of the Miami-Orlando route are considering a connection to PortMiami, which would free up port land for other uses.

The hyperloop could quickly move cargo inland, freeing up space. Prime waterfront land currently used for backland operations, container storage, and trucking operations could instead be used for parks, commercial and residential development, the company says.

A trip between Miami and Orlando could take 26 minutes, according to the company. Stops would include the Miami Intermodal Center, Dolphin Mall, Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport.

Miami Dade’s Department of Transportation and Public Works, Florida Department of Transportation, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, AECOM, and additional private and public-sector partners are said to be backing the project.

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Marc305
3 years ago

Once again many naysayers on this tread. First of all the first successful test of a hyperloop prototype was done last year in the Nevada desert. Since then many companies around the world have been working none stop trying to make this into a reality. My guess is that the first two cities to get the connection will be Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If that is successful many more cities will get it and there is no reason why Miami and Orlando could not be one of them. I applaud The Next Miami for keeping news like this front and center.

suomynona
3 years ago

I’d like to see hyperloop actually become a thing. But it’s NOT a thing yet. And it likely won’t be a thing for another decade, if ever. A hyperloop is not close to becoming reality in any commercial sense. That’s not naysaying; it’s reality.

That “successful test of a prototype” is hardly impressive.

Building parks on Port Miami? Wtf are these people thinking? What a waste.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0IRclw_ts8

Anonymous
3 years ago

Marc, the hyperloop has not been tested. A maglev track was tested, which will not be used in the theoretical hyperloop. So far none of the main technological features of this plan have actually been tested such as turbine propulsion, sustaining vacuum, loading and unloading vehicles, emergency systems, etc…

No city will ever get a hyperloop because it is a pipe dream. Also, the idea of sending freight via hyperloop shows that these guys don’t even have a clear economic vision for their project. Speed is almost never an important factor with freight.

Leonardo
3 years ago

I hope this works out. I wish that Miami could become the new center of modern train transportation for the United States but that’s only a dream. Would be really cool if all the plans for Miami become true. The Hyperloop could even have a stop at the new Mega mall being plan it seems that it would be passing close to that mall.

suomynona
3 years ago

The more stops and shorter distances between stops, the less efficient and more costly per trip it becomes to build and use.

The whole purpose of hyperloop is to travel LONG DISTANCES at HIGH SPEEDS.

Flymia
3 years ago

Its funny people really this this is a possibility. The logistics, upkeep, dangers, liability and cost of a hyperloop are irrational right now. Don’t believe the fluff, there is no hyperloop coming any time soon.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Prediction – Hyperloop One will see bankruptcy court within a year or two. Its Hyper BS, aimed at fleecing investors, that’s what it is.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The point is people, that while it is indeed important to plan even for the far future, in 20 or even 40 years…..Miami does an abysmal job of planning for today, and the idea that they are somehow going to do a great job, or any kind of job, planning for something that MAY start in 30 years is so far beyond absurd to be infuriating. FOCUS ON THE NOW PROBLEMS THAT CAN BE FIXED!

Anonymous
3 years ago

One aspect that seems stupid is not connecting Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. I don’t know if this is due to being a function of the high speed line, but don’t you think that a plan for “connectivity” actually, you know, “connect” the largest cities in the state? The more I look at it, the more and more this plan is just eye-wash and nonsense.

wait
3 years ago

Gee IDK perhaps this was always intended for PortMiami connectivity? (Hint: Interstate Commerce). There’s a world outside of South Florida, guy.

Also, please indicate land, infrastructure, or space where something that gets one to Orlando in less than half an hour would be laid between MIA and WPB. The illustration purposefully shows the proposed path go westward and inland, then north through the middle of the state.

Waiting…

suomynona
3 years ago

No no no no no.

The more stops and shorter distances between stops, the less efficient and more costly per trip it becomes to build and use.

The whole purpose of hyperloop is to travel LONG DISTANCES at HIGH SPEEDS.

Anonymous
3 years ago

ok so it is a function of the high speed rail. in that case this is even more stupid. Is there really that much demand to travel from Miami to Orlando? and How does replacing a fraction of that car traffic with this train affect positively the region in terms of alleviating traffic congestion? This project doesn’t work.

Now if they were to propose from Miami to Atlanta, that’s another story and would probably be useful.

suomynona
3 years ago

I think a system with hyperloop connecting Tampa and Orlando to Miami makes sense (but not connecting Tampa and Orlando to each other). All 3 cities could converge on a single route towards Atlanta. Atlanta would then fork out west, north and east setting up additional routes to large metro areas.

Since most proposed American “high speed” rail isn’t actually that high speed, hyperloop could take its place, and be even better for large metro to large metro travel.

Rail like brightline would then be good to connect large cities within each metro and/or outlying area, such as connecting MIA, FTL and WPB like already planned, or connecting ORL to TPA and perhaps down the Gulf towards Sarasota, Ft Myers etc.

Then, within each of those communities, that’s where you could have your metrorail or baylink or streetcars or whatever transport passengers within even smaller geographic areas.

This is obviously an ideal scenario, but it goes to show how these various systems can complement each other if planned and executed properly.

It also would depend on hyperloop actually becoming reality at some point in the near/moderate future.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes but why not just fly to Atlanta it will cost less

Anonymous
3 years ago

I support this project in theory, as an investment in new technology etc. I just don’t see the value. Does it take a noticeable share of daily commuters off of the road? No. Does it take a noticeable share of semi-trucks off the road? No. This project to me is purely speculative, more of a by-product produced for the purpose of applying for the funding and less an actual plan rooted in making the day to day traffic improve. This is not a tangible plan.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Amazing!!! Please get it done!!!.
Happy to see another Steve Jobs!!!
Look what this guy did with Tesla!.
Go Elon!!! ???

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why are you guys even wasting your time on telling us this trash news. Have they even had one successful Hyperloop prototype run? Have we seen anything that suggest that this will work and be safe to ride? The answer is no! So why even entertain something that doesnt even exist yet an wont for a very long time?

Julies-realty-miami
3 years ago

30 Years ago people were on modems and thought a single network that all computer types could connect to at once was an insane concept. Get valet to call your horse and carriage and take a break from trashing innovating concepts that push society into the future.

Regards22
3 years ago

The thing is, you are right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNFesa01llk