The University of Washington Hyperloop team with their pod at the SpaceX competition in California in 2017. 
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The University of Washington Hyperloop team with their pod at the SpaceX competition in California in 2017.
Credit: Photo courtesy of Mitchell Frimodt

Seattle to Portland in 15 minutes? Logistics slow us down

Bill Radke talks to Mitchell Frimodt, University of Washington junior and director of the UWashington Hyperloop team about the Hyperloop pod the team has built to compete in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California. Since 2015 SpaceX has held a global competition with the hopes of speeding up the development of the hyperspeed train-like transportation system.

But before you get excited at the idea of traveling at hyperspeed, Mark Hallenbeck, the director of the Washington State Transportation Center at the University of Washington explains why Hyperloop probably isn't coming to the Northwest anytime soon.