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MAGLEV High Speed Train

Superconducting train
Learn about the high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system between DC and Baltimore with an intermediate stop at BWI Airport.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential impacts of constructing and operating a high-speed superconducting magnetic levitation (SCMAGLEV) system between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland with an intermediate stop at BWI Airport.  
The EIS is being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and other applicable regulations and procedures. The FRA awarded $27.8 million dollars in grant money for the study. 
Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) technology would mean the train could make the trip from
  • DC to Baltimore in 15 minutes
  • Travel speeds of up to 311 mph



Several routes are under consideration and some of them could possibly bring the project through Bowie.  Zoom in on the map below to see each of the proposed routes.
MAGLEV High Speed Train Routes


Project Status 

MAGLEV High Speed Train Project Status


Anne Arundel County Residents

The Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation is currently working with State officials to schedule a meeting with the public and County Council to discuss the decision making process for the MAGLEV high speed train project and provide an opportunity for public input. 
A series of five Open Houses are being held between 10/14/17 and 10/25/17 to provide opportunities for residents to review and comment on the:
  • Preliminary alternatives screening analysis results
  • Overview of alternatives recommended for detailed study
  • Technology and engineering features
  • Preliminary station information
The Open Houses are being held at the following locations:
October 14, 2017 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)October 16, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Bowie State University, Student CenterArundel High School, Cafeteria
14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 1001 Annapolis Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054
October 18, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
October 24, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla CenterLaurel High School, Cafeteria
620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 200648000 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707
October 25, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) 
Digital Harbor High School, Cafeteria 
1100 Covington St, Baltimore, MD 21230 


Need More Information on the SCMAGLEV Proposal?

There is a great deal of information about the proposed project at Baltimore-Washington Superconducting MAGLEV Project. You can also sign up for the project mailing list there.
View MAGLEV Scoping Report on outreach efforts through 2016.



Residents can provide feedback on the project in the following manner:

Public comments via the project website:

Baltimore-Washington Superconducting MAGLEV Project

Project Development Team
  • Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR)
    David Henley, SCMAGLEV Project Director
    6 S. Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21202
    [email protected]
State of Maryland Officials 
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
    Bradley Smith
    Director of Office of Freight and Multimodalism
    7201 Corporate Center Drive
    Hanover, MD 21076
    [email protected]
  • Maryland Transit Administration
    John Trueschler
    Manager, Environmental Planning
    Office of Planning and Programming
    6 St. Paul Street
    Baltimore, MD, 21202
    [email protected]