Intertuba-based high-speed transit is all very well until you try teleporting yourself to a 404 Error.
Also, really, Com-Post editors? To illustrate an article about a tube-confined air-cushion vehicle, you carefully pick out an artist's impression of an open-air monorail?
"Everyone is wrong here, Musk as well as the Com-Post," Another Kiwi vouchsafed. "As any fule kno, high-speed implausibly futuristic vehicles only go fast enough if they are bright red."
"It must be a tradition, or an old charter or something," said tigris.
"Perhaps it is to counteract the Doppler Effect," I suggested.