There is so much to love about Dallas and Texas. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone willing to brag about the traffic.

As much as we love Dallas, there’s no cure right now for that angst drivers feel as they contemplate a lengthy ride to Fort Worth, Austin or points beyond.

For years, transportation experts have searched for better means of intrastate travel. Now, the tech world wants to try its hand. The hyperloop, conceived by Tesla’s Elon Musk, is a high-speed form of transportation that, with magnetic levitation, could whisk a 28-foot, aerodynamic pod loaded with passengers and cargo through giant tubes at speeds up to 700 mph.

As with many high-tech ideas, this seems promising. But the devil is in the details.

The idea of traveling between Fort Worth and Dallas in six minutes sounds terrific. But the technology is so new, it’s operating only at a test facility in Nevada, and that gives us pause.


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