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Virgin Hyperloop One’s First Project Will Be in India

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Jay Walder, the roving transportation executive who has devoted his career to make creaky old technologies — bikes and trains, mostly — slightly more efficient, is leaping into a futuristic world first envisioned by Elon Musk. The former CEO of Citibike parent company Motivate and of the MTA is taking over Virgin Hyperloop One, the L.A.-based company that plans to whisk passengers and freight in bus-sized pods through tubes at jetliner speeds.

The appointment of Walder, who practiced in the slogging ways of bureaucracies and the challenges of patching up 100-year-old engineering, signals that Hyperloop technology is moving out of the hands of techno-futurists and into the real........

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