At first glance, with a speed of more than 300 mph, the Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Magnetic Levitation train, known as SCMaglev, and its promise of expansion to New York and further north seem innovative and 21st-century in scope, but dig a little deeper and this privately owned business venture has serious flaws. Accordingly, the Federal Railroad Administration and congressional leaders need to put the brakes on this rapid-rail project.
The maglev train in Maryland would hurt minority communities and the environment. It should be stopped.
September 16, 2021