Tag: high-speed trains

Anne Arundel, Prince George’s Co. Lawmakers Ask State to Nix Possible Maglev Route

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The proposed Maglev train. Image via City of Bowie.

Seven Maryland lawmakers have asked the state forego building a high-speed train route through their towns in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.

Baltimore-DC Bullet Train Gets One Step Closer to Reality

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via Business Insider
via Business Insider

I have to admit, when I first heard about tentative plans to build a high-speed maglev train that would make the trip from DC to Baltimore in a blazing fast 15 minutes, I was skeptical. It just sounded too fantastic. But recent events have been proving me wrong–and I’m very happy about that.

High-Speed Baltimore-DC Train Inches Closer to Reality

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When I first heard about the proposed high-speed train that would rocket passengers from Baltimore to DC in around 15 minutes, I thought what many other people did: Great idea, but fat chance it’ll ever happen. Well, it’s looking like my pessimism might’ve been unwarranted; this week, the company that’s proposing to build the train announced that it already has $5 billion in funding, more than half the project’s estimated $8 billion cost. That’s $1 billion more than they were planning on lending a few months ago.

What If You Could Commute from Baltimore to DC in 15 Minutes?

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Japanese Maglev train, photo by Wikipedia
Japanese Maglev train, photo by Wikipedia

What if you could commute from Baltimore to DC in 15 minutes? You could just hop down to Washington for a delicious lunch of Ethiopian food, or a quick trot around the Smithsonian. District residents looking for a bargain would buy up every rowhouse within a 1 mile radius of Penn Station. Maybe the two cities would eventually merge, creating one strange and huge megalopolis…

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