Cross Border Pacific Hyperloop Network Team from Woodbury Named Semi-finalist in Global Challenge

Mar 29, 2017 Mark

Press Release ( - LOS ANGELES - Mar 29, 2017 - L.A. to Ensenada in 20 minutes?

That’s the proposal from a group of architects affiliated with Woodbury University (’s School of Architecture (  The Cross Border Pacific Hyperloop Network team, comprised of Woodbury University ( adjunct faculty member Rene Peralta, architect Alejandro Santander principal of Estudio Santander in Tijuana — and Woodbury University alumnus Juan Alatorre(BArch 2014), is one of 35 semi-finalists for the Hyperloop One Global Challenge (,1,KetOdygHHT0RcN4eULgGUvQwYALRY24X4nFAwMP2XUbIIaco1c1WEtXuYpYzqL8MMKfAC8DqYcnEfgJIMIcpbqlp56DJiw7VySxWHR9zJdgYAzk,&typo=1).  Selected from among 2,600 applicants, theteam proposed a Hyperloop corridor from Los Angeles across the border to Ensenada, a journey that could take as little as 20 minutes.

The Woodbury team will be in Washington, D.C. on April 5, presenting its proposal as part of the second round of the competition.  From the team, Alatorre and Prof. Peralta will be on hand; the other members will be showcasing the project in Baja California at the BC Logistical Forum 2017 on April 7.

Hyperloop One announced that it had received 2,600 submissions within five months of kicking off the Global Challenge in May 2016.  The company issued an open call to individuals, universities, companies and governments to develop comprehensive proposals for using Hyperloop One’s disruptive transport technology in their respective regions to move passengers and freight point-to-point, swiftly and on-demand.

According to Hyperloop One, semifinalists come from 17 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica.  The U.S. has eleven teams remaining in the competition, India five and the U.K. four. Twenty proposals come with commitments of support from local, state and federal governments and agencies.  The company expects to announce the handful of finalists by May 2017.

“The Hyperloop One Global Challenge unleashed ideas from some of the world’s most creative engineers and planners, who care as much as we do about the future of transportation,” said Rob Lloyd, CEO, Hyperloop One. “These are all solutions that can make a real and immediate social and economic impact.”

About Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world’s first Hyperloop, an integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently and sustainably. Our team has the world’s leading experts in engineering, technology and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make Hyperloop a reality, now.  Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is led by CEO Rob Lloyd and co-founded by Executive Chairman Shervin Pishevar and President of Engineering Josh Giegel. For more information, please visit

About Woodbury University

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Southern California.  The university ranks 15th among the nation’s “25 Colleges That Add the Most Value,” according to Money Magazine, and is a 2016-17 College of Distinction. Woodbury is a finalist for the General Community Service Award, a part of the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognition program. With campuses in Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego, the university offers bachelor’s degrees from the School of Architecture, School of Business, School of Media, Culture & Design, and College of Liberal Arts, along with a Master of Business Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture.  The San Diego campus offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees, as well as a Master of Science in Architecture, Real Estate Development.  Visit for more information.

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