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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)

The M. F. paid only 14% in taxes yet he is storing millions offshore!

This makes me mad. We had to pay more than 20% and we earn very little.

This isn't fair.
Posted by Rosa Luxemburg | Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:39 PM (8 replies)

Obama just bought most of the stuff on my shopping list

Troops out of Iraq
Troops out of Afghanistan
Reg. the banks
Job creation
Taxing the rich
Not taxing me much
Healthcare (still more to shop for)
Nation building at home not elsewhere (although we still need to help the poor elsewhere)
Telling congress to get their act together - no pork
Payroll tax thingy
Reg on pollution and foods etc
Green things
Cut real waste
Capture OBL (Bush didn't)
Gays in military
Education priority


Posted by Rosa Luxemburg | Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:00 PM (0 replies)
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