Going to nitpick here:
the video shows a slideshow/montage consisting of images of congested freeways. There is no way that a 4,000 mph tube transport is ever going to compete with transpo that has a trip length of <100 miles. Heck, 90% of freeway trips are under 50!
The only competition it would have is with the Concorde, and look what happened to THAT.
Infrastructure cost for superconducting maglev + evacuated tube transport would make the California HSR look cheap by comparison. It would have to tunnel through EVERYTHING, as it wouldn't be able to follow terrain at all - grades changes and tolerances in construction would have to be infinitesimally small.
Would be cool, but I don't see how hopping on a train in NYC and riding it through the midwest, up through northern Canada, through Alaska, Siberia, China, India, the Middle East, Europe, and finally London would EVER be faster than simply flying a regular airliner from NYC > London.
The environmental costs would also be... gigantic.
Maybe they could use the technology to incrementally upgrade certain long-distance HSR routes. Simply eliminating aerodynamic drag in tunnels (Chuo Shinkansen, looking at you) could vastly increase energy efficiency.
Still, would necessitate airtight cabins and compressed/liquid air supply systems.
Portland Bike Bridge traffic:
2009 - 15,749 | 2010 - 17,576 | 2011 - 18,257 | 2012 - 18,794