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MAGLEV High Speed Train

Superconducting train
Learn about 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 Marshall 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 County is aware of the emerging technology of the Maglev. The project sponsor, Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail (BWRR), has updated and refined its engineering design to optimize the SCMAGLEV system. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) will study the refined engineering design in greater detail and incorporate its findings into the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).  

As a stakeholder, the Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation attends meetings, provides review and comment of alternatives presented, and are in constant communication with both the State Highway Administration and the developers of the technology to discuss its impact to the constituents of Anne Arundel County and make sure that the proposed project aligns with the County's plans. The Office of Transportation continuously works with State officials to keep the County Executive, County Council and public up to date with the decision making process for the MAGLEV high speed train project and provide an opportunity for public input.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Balitmore-Washington Superconducting MAGLEV Project  is available for review and comment online at https://bwmaglev.info/index.php/project-documents/deis#draft-environmental-impact-statement-deis  Comments may be made via mail, email or online comment form by May 24, 2021 (extended from original April 22, 2021 date).  

The County encourages the public to continue to provide public input as the project is ongoing. Thank you for providing your comments.