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Alon Levy Case Study

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One of the Hyperloop's critics is Alon Levy, a researcher in theoretical mathematics with Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology, who analyzes public transit issues at the blog Pedestrian Observations . When the Hyperloop was first announced, Levy highlighted conceptual problems, including that Hyperloop's acceleration would make it a "barf ride". The new partnerships haven't changed his perspective. If anything, they've made him more worried about the Hyperloop's potential to erode support for California's high speed rail project (CHSR) between Los Angeles and San Francisco. "I think that [Hyperloop is] reducing political support for high speed rail in certain communities, like among very techy booster types in Silicon Valley," says
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