November 3, 2014

WHY HURRY, YOU'RE NOT STUCK IN A CAR:

WHAT'S THE HURRY, IT'S NOT LIKE YOU'RE STUCK IN A CAR
Floating train could whisk you from D.C. to N.Y. in an hour (Steve Hargreaves,  November 3, 2014, CNNMoney)

Rush hour traffic and working within 50 miles of your home could soon be so passé. In the commute of tomorrow, you may be able to float from one major city to another in one hour or less.

That's because a group of private investors is seeking to do what the federal government has been trying to pull off for years: bring super fast trains to the United States.

One working plan calls for 300-mile-per-hour train that floats on magnets to run from downtown Washington, D.C., to Manhattan. The train, faster than anything currently in operation, would make the trip in about an hour -- or nearly three times as fast as Amtrak's Acela service.

"You could live in Baltimore and commute to New York City faster than you could from Connecticut," said Wayne Rogers, head of Northeast Maglev, the group championing the project. "It changes real estate prices, how people live, where they work. It really changes the world."



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