After considering 14 states, Virgin Hyperloop has announced that it will build its new Certification Center on an 800-acre property in Charleston, West Virginia. The site will be an extension of their current Las Vegas facility and act as a testing center for the new-age transportation, as well as a place to develop and validate new technology. The sleek, futuristic center will be designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and include a six-mile certification track, a glass-enclosed welcome center, a pod assembly and development facility, and a training center. Virgin Hyperloop hopes to achieve safety certification by 2025 and begin commercial operations in 2030.
Photos: Virgin Hyperloop