MAGLEV High Speed 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.
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 Center||Arundel High School, Cafeteria|
|14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 ||1001 Annapolis Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054|
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|October 18, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)|
October 24, 2017 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
|Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Center||Laurel High School, Cafeteria|
|620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064||8000 Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20707|
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|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?
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
State of Maryland Officials
- Maryland Department of Transportation
Director of Office of Freight and Multimodalism
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Hanover, MD 21076
- Maryland Transit Administration
Manager, Environmental Planning
Office of Planning and Programming
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202