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Swayed by project’s job potential, NAACP endorses maglev proposal

Maryland’s NAACP says its support for a proposed maglev train linking Baltimore and Washington boils down to jobs. Officials from the Maryland State Conference NAACP said on Friday the organization supports the project, expected to cost more than $10 billion ...

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Maryland maglev backers go quiet as new funds announced

The prospect of a 300-mph train magnetic-levitation train rushing passengers between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes was greeted with a wave of fanfare last year, but there’s been little update on the project’s progress since that time. On Wednesday, ...

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Maglev boosters application for passenger rail franchise approved

The firm hoping to develop a magnetic-levitation train line between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. has been granted permission to acquire a passenger railroad franchise. The Public Service Commission approved the application for Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail to acquire the franchise ...

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$28M maglev grant for D.C.-Baltimore may yield project’s true cost

Federal funds awarded to study building a superconducting magnetic levitation train line between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., is a big win for private firms backing the project. This weekend state officials announced the Federal Railroad Administration had granted $27.8 million ...

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Baltimore-DC maglev venture gets $28M federal grant

ANNAPOLIS — The federal government has awarded nearly $28 million in seed money to a private venture that seeks to build a high-speed magnetic-levitation train between Washington and Baltimore. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the grant on Saturday. Maryland officials ...

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Maglev builds momentum despite doubts

A proposal for a magnetic-levitation train connecting Baltimore and Washington D.C. is gaining traction, but questions about the feasibility of a private effort to introduce the technology in the corridor remain. The Northeast Maglev, a private company that promotes the ...

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