House Speaker Elijah Haahr today announced the formation of the special Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop. The Blue Ribbon Panel, which will be chaired by Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe, will present recommendations to the Speaker regarding how to establish Missouri as the global epicenter for research and development of the core hyperloop technology as well as strategies that could accelerate construction of the proposed Kansas City-Columbia-St. Louis route. Members of the Blue Ribbon Panel include Senator Caleb Rowden, Senator Brian Williams, Representative Travis Fitzwater, Representative Derek Grier, Senator Tony Luetkemeyer, Director of Economic Development Rob Dixon, University of Missouri President Mun Choi, as well as a number of private sector leaders and subject matter experts from around the state. Over the next several months, the Panel will hold public meetings in St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Kansas City. The group will present its findings to the Speaker in September.