Virgin Hyperloop One confirmed that it is asking states to support and host the development of a center to advance its futuristic high-speed travel plans by validating and testing the technology.

Hyperloop systems involve fixed intercity transportation systems with passengers transported in low-pressure capsules or pods that operate in sealed partial-vacuum tubes at 600 miles an hour or faster.

Virgin Hyperloop One confirmed that its system uses a proprietary magnetic levitation system to make speeds of up to 700 miles per hour possible to reduce the time to travel from New York to Washington to 30 minutes. Virgin Hyperloop said Monday it was issuing a request for proposals to regional, states, or local governments and private organizations, foundations, and academic institutions to create a “Hyperloop Certification Center” to establish and maintain “regulatory and safety standards, research frameworks, and testing infrastructure.”

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