OHIO PUBLIC OFFICIALS' PRESS STATEMENTS

“Ohio is defined by its history of innovation and adventure. A hyperloop in Ohio would build upon that heritage.”

Ohio Governor John Kasich

                            

 

“Ohio workers are the best in the world, and they are up to the challenge of taking on the latest in transportation technology. I look forward to seeing the results of NOACA’s report as we work to create jobs and further cement Ohio’s reputation as a leader in both the transportation and manufacturing sectors.”

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

                    

 

“The Midwest, and Ohio specifically, is uniquely positioned to be a leader in transportation industry innovation. Improving our nation’s infrastructure for the 21st century is critical to moving our economy forward. Technologies like the Hyperloop system look towards the future, and it’s exciting to see Northeast Ohio embrace that initiative. I look forward to seeing the results of NOACA’s and HTT’s feasibility study.”

Congressman Bob Gibbs

                            

 

“A hyperloop in the Northeast Ohio Region would be, without a doubt, a game changer for everyone who calls this community home. Our region’s strong foundation in manufacturing and innovation make our area ideal to test out this new, exciting technology. As the United States confronts an ever growing infrastructure crisis, hyperloop technology will help push our nation into the twenty-first century. We should not wait for China to build this – we should be building these systems right here at home and getting people back to work,” said Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH).

Congressman Tim Ryan

                    

“The possibility of the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and its potential positive impact on Ohio’s economy and infrastructure is very exciting for Northeast Ohio. Through the resources and talent of our citizens, this opportunity could connect new businesses to new markets and new people to new employment. Providing a quick, efficient, and safe transportation option, the Hyperloop could be an asset to everyone. This new technology is exciting and I am honored that Cleveland will be a part of this study.”

State Senator Sandra Williams

 

 

"Transportation is a driver of our economy. This innovative Hyperloop technology will go a long way not only in moving people and cargo, but also help us as we become part of the construction, building and execution of that technology.”

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland

 

 

“Smart, sustainable transportation is key to our region’s future. Hyperloop technology builds on our existing transportation options and creates an innovative way to grow our cities through greater accessibility and connectivity.”

Valarie J. McCall, First Vice President of NOACA; Chief of Governmental & International Affairs & Acting Chief of Communications, City of Cleveland

 

 

“Hyperloop technology is no longer a pie-in- the-sky idea, it is rapidly moving toward realization,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH). “Ohioans think big, and we pride ourselves on innovation. I commend everyone in Northern Ohio working toward this project’s success. Our bipartisan effort in Washington to bring support to this innovation will continue.”

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

                    

“The Northeast Ohio region in regards to technological advancement is no less than magnificent. With the rapid changes in infrastructure and transportation technologies such as a hyperloop would not only benefit the economy, but help us continue our stride as one of the great leaders in innovation. The citizens of the great buckeye state should be very proud to call Ohio their home. I am excited for Ohio to continue its technological advancement into the 21st century.”

Ohio State Rep. David Greenspan

 

 

“Pushing the boundaries of transportation technology today attracts the employees and investors of tomorrow. The hyperloop through Cleveland will help grow our reputation as a place for innovative economic opportunities."

Ohio State Senator Matt Dolan

            

 

“The possibility of a hyperloop system in Northeastern Ohio is very exciting. Our region is an innovation leader and uniquely positioned to test out this system. I can see a bright future ahead for transportation and infrastructure when we make them priorities. I am pleased to see Northeast Ohio at the forefront of this important discussion.”

Ohio State Rep. Nickie J. Antonio

            

 

“Today is a very exciting day,” said Senator Sykes. “A hyperloop system could revolutionize American industry, reshape the debate over greenhouse gas emissions and lead to new technological breakthroughs. Though this project is still in its infancy, the potential economic and environmental benefits of a state of the art transportation system deserve to be fully explored. The possibilities are endless.”

Ohio State Senator Vernon Syke

“Transportation has defined the geographical course of civilization since the beginning of humankind. This evolutionary, revolutionary force will do the same. We had better take heed!”

Mike Summers, Mayor, Lakewood Ohio​​

“As a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, I am excited about the opportunity for our region to be the first in the nation to design, develop and implement this remarkable transportation technology. I have been a member and officer of the NOACA Board of Directors for many years, and the agreement to enter into a landmark public-private partnership is indeed a highlight of my tenure. This Hyperloop project will be instrumental in transforming our Northeast Ohio economy by not only utilizing our manufacturing heritage, but it also will create the sustainable, high-paying jobs so necessary for our future.”

Daniel P. Troy, Commissioner, Lake County, Ohio

 

 

“Ohio's official state motto is ‘With God all things are possible;’ whereas Ohio is blessed to be the home of world class scientists, manufacturers and construction trades, Ohio is well positioned to be the cradle for Hyperloop and its associated technology development and introduction to the world.”

John R. Hamercheck, Commissioner, Lake County, Ohio