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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.

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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