Skip to comments.D.C. warns a maglev stop at Mount Vernon Square would bring disruption
Posted on 01/30/2021 4:35:01 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Construction for a maglev train line that would take passengers from Washington to Baltimore in 15 minutes could alter a D.C. neighborhood and affect nearby properties for years, District officials said Monday.
A maglev station in the Mount Vernon Square area has the potential to change the character of the neighborhood and bring “substantial construction and long-term operational implications on nearby properties,” Andrew Trueblood, director of the D.C. Office of Planning, said in a statement that urged residents and city leaders to engage in the federal review of the multibillion-dollar project.
The 40-mile “superconducting magnetic levitation train system,” commonly called a maglev, is planned as the first leg of a system that would carry passengers from Washington to New York in an hour. D.C. leaders are urging public engagement during the planning process, but the city has not officially taken a position on the project.
Proponents of the project say a maglev could ease travel along congested Interstate 95 by adding rail capacity to the Northeast Corridor — the nation’s busiest rail network. The technology, being tested in Japan, would also revolutionize train travel in the country and operate separately from existing railroad lines.
The maglev would travel at 311 mph, project officials said.
Building the D.C.-Baltimore stretch could cost between $14 billion and $16 billion, according to a recent report by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), which is leading the federal environmental review for the project. The planned line would make three stops: one in each city and at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport.
The FRA is on pace to select a preferred route and issue a final recommendation for the project that could give crews clearance to begin tunneling as early as next year and begin operations in 2030.
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And this is needed because?
Larry Willie Green Hogan dream train coming to an environment near you!
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
About DARNED time.
The whole world is passing us by, on this.
Just my humble opinion.
The problem is DC itself. It has grown so large because it dominates all aspects of American life, the economy, and culture.
DC needs drastic cuts in everything.
move all of the offices to nome, alaska. Cot and and phone. do your worst.
Good question. Baltimore to Washington in 15 minutes? Is it worth billions? Who is going to ride that train? And how much will tickets cost?
Doesn’t it take an hour plus to travel between the two cities now? Is saving that time going to be worth it to enough people, to pay whatever the increased cost of travel will be?
Just WHO in the heck wants to go to Baltimore?
And why a Maglift Tran rather than a High Speed Train on Tracks.
You know, like that wonderful CA Bullet Train. LOL
Seems obsolete at this point. They should have built it around 50 years ago so we would have benefited from it in the 80s and 90s. Now we have technology that makes all of this unnecessary. Easy to have Zoom meetings between workers located in different offices.
There’s an airport, there. Prolly ppl who fly into Baltimore and are going to DC?
Relocate the feds to flyover country
Relocate the feds to flyover country
POTUS Trump tried to relocate some Staff in the Dept. of Agriculture to the Midwest as I recall.
I could see the value of a Maglev train from DC to NYC (or even all the way to Boston) with stops in Baltimore and Philadelphia but I would say that right now it is not needed because we have technology so that in person meetings are not as needed as often.
That lets the thugs and criminals get away from the scene of their crimes very quickly. And shortly afterward the politburo will close the highways between the two cities to ‘save the environment.’
Never going to happen.
FBI Headquarters should be in Southside Chicago, IL.
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