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Samuel R. Staley

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Staley is managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center, an interdisciplinary research center in FSU’s College for Social Sciences and Public Policy, and the co-author of “Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive 21st Century,” (Rowman & Littlefield 2006). He also is a research fellow at the Reason Foundation and a senior fellow at both the Indiana Policy Review Foundation and the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. Staley can address the need to examine social impact, cost vs. benefits and the long-range sustainability of the proposed Hyperloop

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While the Hyperloop may be theoretically if not technically feasible now, the real long-run hurdle for Musk and the project's developers will be whether the new transportation system provides a tangible benefit significant enough to a large enough swath of the traveling public that its costs will be justified by the benefits they receive.