The reason Musk's proposal is important is that it is the first time an American auto maker has suggested trains as a legitimate alternative to the automobile.
It's like John Deere or Studebaker 100 years ago, considering making more than just wagons and buggies.
It's a small step forward in moving our transportation system from autos to trains. But a welcome step.
Thanks to NineShifter Dan Belhassen of Winnipeg for alerting me to a good story on Hyperloop. A lot of NineShifters have been communicating with us recently. Thank you!