All the hyperloop in the media makes me very interested in participating in the competition this summer. Unfortunately, I move furniture for a living so I don't have the time or funds. Having said that, I can't believe some of the propulsion systems I'm seeing discussed. I decided to design a pod and get feedback on the practicality. Benefits of this design include; No time wasted pumping tubes Low Cost of Pods and Loop No need for vacuum in loop Loop can be designed to propel pod Much Safer Efficient use of space High voltage alternating current could also be using to both charge the surface. With this method, the rear would also be charged to create high pressure behind the pod.