Virgin Hyperloop investing $500 million to bring its Certification Center to Tucker County in West Virginia

American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop is investing half a billion dollars to develop what could one day be the future of high-speed transportation.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice held a news conference on Friday along with Virgin Airlines founder Sir Richard Branson to announce a partnership to bring the Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center to Tucker County in West Virginia.

The move sparked a wave of organizations & pioneers working to make this innovation a reality, with Virgin Hyperloop being one of the biggest investors. A fully functional hyperloop system is still a long way from coming to fruition, but this certification center will help Virgin move closer to realizing that dream.