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Maglev train idea for Northeast resurfaces

Source: Baltimore Sun

Maglev is back, tantalizing Marylanders with the promise of speeds that could whisk train passengers from Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes.

What is billed as a new generation of magnetic levitation technology is at the heart of the latest proposal, the first step in what would eventually be a line taking passengers from Washington to New York in 60 minutes at a cruising speed of 311 mph.

The proposal resurrects a technology that seemed to be the next big thing in the late 1990s and early 2000s before fizzling out amid concerns over its cost, the difficulty of putting together a suitable route and its potential effect on neighbors.


Many of those hurdles remain, but an investment group headed by a former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party and backed by former politicians of both parties is pushing a new version of maglev. The group is seeking financial, community and political support for a project called TNEM for The Northeast Maglev.


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-maglev-train-idea-for-northeast-resurfaces-20131101,0,7891686.story#ixzz2jXDWYUzH


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-maglev-train-idea-for-northeast-resurfaces-20131101,0,7891686.story



I like fast trains! This could create lots of jobs?
Posted by Rosa Luxemburg | Sat Nov 2, 2013, 07:42 PM (35 replies)
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