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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Imagine being able to get to Philadelphia in half-an-hour from Pittsburgh.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has awarded a $2 million contract for a consultant to look into what it would take to make that a reality.

Pennsylvania has begun reviewing tech billionaire Elon Musk’s hyperloop concept.

On the hyperloop, pods take passengers through massive underground tubes at speeds over 700 m.p.h.

Our news partners at the Post Gazette say the Turnpike Commission and Department of Transportation were ordered to do the study by the state house last year.

The study will also look at the environmental impact and possible route linking Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and Philly.

The study is expected to be completed by next year.

Comments (2)
  1. David Flick says:

    I’m not quite sure this is such a smart move: half an hour barely gives you enough time to finish your Primanti’s sandwich before you can chow down on a Philly cheesesteak sub. Think of the indigestion it might cause – health alert! 😉

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