Since 2017 an investigative panel in the state of Missouri has been studying the feasibility of installing a 250 mile stretch of Hyperloop along the I-70 corridor between St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City. The study found that the Hyperloop could save the state up to $500 million annually in increased productivity thanks to reduced travel times, reduced fuel use, and fewer road accidents on I-70. That massive project cleared its first hurdle in the state house of representatives on Thursday.