Maryland MTA is open to a Baltimore-DC maglev

Image by Maryland MTA.

Overview:

For some years now, the Maryland MTA have been studying how to build a maglev line between DC and Baltimore with proposed stations to include the Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Union Station in Washington D.C. The proposed high-speed ground transportation line between Baltimore and Washington is aiming for an optimum speed of over 300 miles per hour that would enable an approximate 15-minute travel time between the tow cities.

A Step Forward:

In 2016, FRA awarded $27.8 million to MDOT to prepare preliminary engineering and NEPA analysis for an SCMaglev train between Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC.

Cost:

In 2013, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, proposed fully financing the Baltimore and Washington DC high-speed maglev. Offering a low-cost loans to jump-start demand for its maglev technology in the US. The proposed $15 billion, 35 miles project would connect two cities at an estimated cost of $420 million per mile. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan seems like support the maglev line between DC and Baltimore. Now, let us wait and see what happens.

Additional Information:

See http://baltimorewashingtonscmaglevproject.com/index.php/faqs