Colorado Hyperloop may be here before we know it. But, what is it?

Here's a quick, partial definition from Wikipedia:

'Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube[1] that would exceed airliner speed.

 

Averaging a speed of around 700 miles per hour in would massively change the way we travel and ship supplies.

For the Colorado Hyperloop, the initial route would be from Greeley to the Denver Airport. Later, an addition would be made to include Cheyenne and Pueblo. Then a third segment heading West towards Vail. Construction could begin as early as May.

But, what about Grand Junction? Who else loathes the drive to the Front Range? Sometimes it's fun and beautiful, but what about the winter time? How many times has I-70 been closed to traffic because of snow? This Hyperloop, I'm hoping, would make that problem disappear for many travelers. 243 miles from here to Denver. Four hours on a good day. Imagine that trip taking about 21 minutes!