Feds study Baltimore-Washington maglev train route

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The Federal Railroad Administration released a preliminary review of the Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Maglev Project, which would transport passengers by train between the cities in eight to 15 minutes.

The 40-mile-long leg of the proposed SCMAGLEV would be the first part of a maglev rail connecting Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Pending federal approval of the project — which could occur this year — the system could be complete within a decade, at a cost between $13.8 billion and $16.8 billion, according to The Washington Post.