Alberta Government Supports TransPod to Explore the Possibility of Edmonton-Calgary Hyperloop

Alberta Government Supports TransPod to Explore the Possibility of Edmonton-Calgary Hyperloop

    August 25, 2020

    TransPod is a Canadian hyperloop company, recently signed an agreement with Alberta Government, seeking support to develop the futuristic transit that can travel up to 1,000 kilometer per hour. The goal is to construct the ultra fast capsule by the end of 2030. The project is still in its early stages and the Alberta Government will help TransPod in its feasibility assessment.

    Hyperloop is a technology we have been talking about over the past years and the world’s first commercial hyperloop transit is set to debut in India. The technology is powered by magnetism and electricity where the levitating capsule will travel within a tube. It is assessed to cost $20-40 million per kilometer.

    Canada, Alberta would be the first of the G7 country to consider hyperloop. The move by the Alberta Government implicates the technology has value and is worth considering for commercialization. Traveling between Edmonton and Calgary (approximately 325 kilometer) can be completed within 20 minutes. This opens plenty of job and business opportunities. The success of this project might lead to further expansions to other provinces.

    Alberta’s is only committed to provide support, but not fund the development by any means. The cost to build the full line including stations and land acquisition will cost around $6-10 billion dollars and tickets will range from $40-60 per travel. To proceed, TransPod will build a test track on the 10 kilometers of land between Calgary and Edmonton after the feasibility study is complete.

    If commercialization succeeds, it could change the way we travel, freight, and more.

    Yoyoe Lu

    Founder and managing principal

    Yoyoe is the founder and managing principal of Claridge. She was ranked one of Vancouver’s top real estate agents. Currently, Yoyoe is our strategic mind leading the team to success. Her affiliation with industry professionals put her ahead of our competitors. Yoyoe is also part of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver, Canadian Homebuilders Association, Urban Land Institute and Urban Development Institute.

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    Prior to real estate, Wendy spent over a decade in the mining industry with her attention to detail, keen negotiation skills, extensive network and strong reputation for getting the deal done, bringing endless value to her current real estate clients.

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    Managing Broker

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    As the analyst of the company, my key job is to help brokers to find marketable clients and locate feasible development sites by collecting and analyzing up-to-date market transaction data and conducting target market and property-level research. Meanwhile, I am also in charge of maintaining the company’s property database to ensure accuracy and comprehensiveness and continuously upgrading the level of knowledge by staying up to date with hot topics, and market trends, and incorporating findings into everyday work. Before joining the company, I worked for CR Group as a real estate investment manager, focusing on capital raising, equity and debt financing, acquisition and renovation. I hold 2 master’s degrees, one in Housing Management and the other in Economics.