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Japanese Government Backs a Maglev Train Between Baltimore and Washington

Matt Ball on September 9, 2014 - in Planning, Rail

An investor group hoping to build a high-speed train capable of cutting the travel time between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes says in a filing to state regulators that it has lined up more than $5 billion in financial backing.

The commitment is from the Japanese government, which hopes to showcase the technology behind superconducting magnetic levitation or “maglev” trains to an American audience, the company behind the proposal wrote to the Maryland Public Service Commission on Wednesday.

Read more in the Washington Post

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