EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- JumpStartFund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today that the core team working on the full scale hyperloop has now surpassed 400 professionals. This latest announcement welcomes companies like Oerlikon, AECOM, and Hodgetts & Fung, all of whom are providing key technological and infrastructure support to the HTT as they head towards a groundbreaking in 2016 in Quay Valley California.
"Our team continues to grow and, along with these new alliances, is representative of the collaborative spirit of HTT and are key to our success in breaking ground in 2016," said Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of HTT. "We receive applications from professionals and are approached by industry leading companies every day."
"We are proud to be a part of this exciting and groundbreaking project while delivering our vacuum know-how for this concept and thus to facilitate the Hyperloop vision to become reality. Here is a chance to have the best minds in the world working together on an idea for the future. As a pioneer of vacuum technology, this is a very special obligation for us, and our staff welcomes this challenge especially," explains Dr. Martin Fuellenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum. "We contribute in delivering our extensive expertise, as well as the necessary calculations and technology to create and maintain the partial vacuum that is needed to reach such high speeds."
"HTT's technology is very exciting and could have a significant impact on transportation infrastructure in the future," Andrew Liu, Vice President of New Ventures at AECOM said. "AECOM is the industry's leading engineering design firm, and HTT's approach to addressing transportation challenges is consistent with our focus on delivering innovative solutions that positively impact the communities we serve."
"Working with HTT to help make the Hyperloop a reality is an inspiring journey as we together share a vision to transform transportation, and with it, to transform neighborhoods, relationships and the way business is done," said Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung Architects. "I, along with many others, believe it will be a reality before this century begins its full third decade!"
About Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
(HTT) was founded in November 2013, using JumpStartFund: a crowdfunded and crowdsourced platform that uses collective knowledge and collective assets to make ideas like Hyperloop™ a reality. Consisting of over 400 professionals who are making HTT a reality by working in structured teams with minimum weekly commitments, in exchange for stock options in the company, it has attracted top talent from companies like Nasa, Boeing Airbus, SpaceX, Tesla and many alike as well created partnerships and sponsorships with several top universities and companies. Interested Professionals can apply to be part of the team here.
The company completed the feasibility study in December 2014 and struck a deal with land owners in California's Central Valley, giving HTT easement for the first five-mile full-scale passenger transport system. HTT is a company that is using crowdsourcing to receive input from the community and general public through crowdstorm activities on JumpStartFund, a first for a project of this scale and nature.
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