Transforming Regional Transportation with Maglev at #MACoCon

Learn from MACo Corporate Partner Northeast Maglev about their superconducting magnetic levitation train.

Northeast Maglev is a U.S.-owned company based in Baltimore, Maryland committed to bringing the revolutionary Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the Northeast Corridor, the most congested transportation region in the country. The SCMAGLEV system is capable of speeds up to 311 miles per hour and can link Washington and New York in just one hour.

Transforming Regional Transportation with Maglev

The superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system will provide an unparalleled transportation option for the Northeast – a train propelled and guided by powerful magnets, operating at 311mph in a dedicated guideway. The SCMAGLEV will connect Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in 15 minutes, with a stop at BWI Airport, ultimately extending to NYC. This reliable, safe, and ultrafast train will divert cars and short-haul flights, improving the region’s air quality. Further, construction and operations will launch thousands of career and business opportunities. Ian Rainey, Senior VP of Northeast Maglev, will expand upon the technological, economic, and environmental aspects of the project.

The Northeast Corridor of the United States is home to 17% of the U.S. population and 20% of the U.S. workforce – all on just 2% of the country’s land area. But the region lacks efficient inter-city travel and suffers from the nation’s worst road congestion. This congestion costs commuters in the just the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area alone billions of dollars in lost time and productivity, and more than 100 hours stuck in traffic (per person, per year, according to the 2019 Urban Mobility Report). The SCMAGLEV will provide a complementary mode of transportation that will revolutionize regional transportation.

Date/Time: Thursday, January 5, 2023, 12:45 PM-1:15 PM

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from January 4-6, 2023 (with a pre-conference orientation for new county officials on January 3).

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