Baltimore Business Journal » The Federal Railroad Administration narrowed its list of possible routes down to two for a high-speed magnetic levitating train that would travel between Baltimore and Washington in just 15 minutes. Both of the proposed routes for the 300-mile-per-hour train would run next to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
WBAL-TV » Construction on the fastest train in the world could begin in two years in Maryland. A House committee got a briefing Thursday on the status of the MAGLEV from state transportation officials and project managers. The MAGLEV train traveling at 311 mph will take passengers from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., in 15 minutes.
K5 News » The Washington Department of Transportation is looking into how a high-speed train from Spokane to Seattle would work. Back in December, the Washington DOT published a study that looked at how well an ultra-high-speed Train system would work in the Cascadia Mega region, which includes Portland, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia area. It spans about 350 miles.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $27.8 million contract to study the feasibility of a magnetic levitation (maglev) railway in Maryland to Northeast Maglev LLC. Northeast Maglev hopes to eventually build a $10 billion 40-mile maglev railway in the Washington-Baltimore corridor.