Articles tagged “maglev”

High-Speed Rail Starting to Offer Real Alternatives to Flying

High-Speed Rail Starting to Offer Real Alternatives to Flying

Bloomberg, Richard Fan, Christopher Cannon and Justin Bachman

With air travel still a stressful experience for many travelers, it's not surprising that going by train is often more appealing. Reducing journey times on certain routes will no doubt help but so too will upgrading Wi-Fi and making carriages more comfortable.

2 years ago

Maglev Train Company Wants to Take Riders From NYC to DC in 40 Minutes

Maglev Train Company Wants to Take Riders From NYC to DC in 40 Minutes

Jeanne Kim, Quartz

A 2024 Olympics might be the only thing that would actually get the U.S. government and associated states to agree on the economics and construction of such a line.

5 years ago

The U.S.’s First Maglev Train Could Connect Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

The U.S.’s First Maglev Train Could Connect Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

It's not that we're bored by this, but it's hard to get excited about a 15-minute ride from Baltimore to D.C. -- even with Japan involved.

5 years ago

Japan and U.S. Politicians Want to Bring Superfast Train to NYC-DC Route

Japan and U.S. Politicians Want to Bring Superfast Train to NYC-DC Route

Japan is desperate to regain its reputation as a tech powerhouse and sees a Maglev in the U.S. as the first step towards becoming the primary exporter for high-speed trains. But even with Japan's help, it is unlikely to happen.

6 years ago

When a bullet isn’t fast enough: Japan one step closer to 311 mph Maglev train

6 years ago