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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU students will participate in the planning process at Missouri Hyperloop ‘Hackathon’

September 6th, 2018

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, 573-882-3346,

WHAT: The University of Missouri, along with Black & Veatch and Virgin Hyperloop One, will engage Mizzou students in the planning process related to developing the first commercial Hyperloop route between Kansas City and St. Louis, stopping in Columbia.

Virgin Hyperloop One is collaborating with Missouri stakeholders to explore and develop an opportunity to build the rapid transportation system. One issue students will explore is out to improve the user experience.

WHO: Students, administrators, and representatives of Black & Veatch and Hyperloop One

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 6

5:30 – Media arrives

5:45 p.m. – Opening remarks

6:30 p.m. – Media availability with representatives from MU, Virgin Hyperloop One and                          Black & Veatch

7:30 p.m. – Closing remarks

WHERE:    Leadership Auditorium, Student Center, MU Campus

NOTES: Registration is open to students, but seating is limited. To register, please visit:

Media attending must contact Jeff Sossamon at 573-882-3346 or