Update on MagLev Train

Marvin E. Holmes Jr. on October 12, 2017
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The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites citizens located in areas being considered for possible high-speed magnetic levitation train routes to attend an upcoming meeting, discuss the project with study team members and provide comments. If you cannot attend one of the meetings, you are encouraged to submit comments at any time through the website,, which will be updated to include all of the meeting materials.    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and MDOT are in the early stages of preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the feasibility and potential impacts of a new high-speed rail system. The high-speed, superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system is proposed by a private company, Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR). The SCMAGLEV system would operate between Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland, with a stop at BWI Marshall Airport.    At the meetings, you can review and comment on the:       • Preliminary alternatives screening analysis results       • Overview of alternatives recommended for detailed study       • Technology and engineering features       • Preliminary station information    A short presentation with a video will start approximately 30 minutes into the meeting. The video will play several times during the Open House hours. Additionally, the Project Team will be available to answer questions as you review maps and other project materials in an Open House format.    Here is the official letter received from the Secretary of the Department of Transportation   Join us at any time between the hours listed. We welcome your input and encourage you to identify and discuss project-related issues throughout the planning process. You can submit written comments at the meetings, by mail, email or through the project website:     October 14 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) Bowie State University, Student Center 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715    October 16 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Arundel High School, Cafeteria 1001 Annapolis Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054    October 18 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Center 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064    October 24 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Laurel High School, Cafeteria 8000 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707    October 25 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Digital Harbor High School, Cafeteria 1100 Covington St, Baltimore, MD 21230 Fall 2017 

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