Hyperloop One doesn’t have a hyperloop — but it now has D.C. lobbyists
The company might be looking to capitalize on the Trump administration.
BY TONY ROMM
Hyperloop One has encountered its fair share of obstacles in recent years — from lawsuits involving its founders to troubles in turning its vision for high-speed transport into reality.
But the company might be looking to catch something of a break in an unlikely place: President Donald Trump’s Washington.
In February, the company quietly hired its first lobbyists in the nation’s capital, a group of well-wired former Republican congressional staffers with the outside firm Jochum Shore & Trossevin. The lobbyists have been tapped for the purpose of “educating policymakers on new innovations in transportation,” according to a federal ethics disclosure filed Thursday.
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