There are still quite a few hurdles to overcome, but this may be one of the most exciting travel related pieces of news in some time!
A small privately owned Washington company named Northeast Maglev is looking to develop a high-speed rail system that would take passengers from the District to Baltimore in 15 minutes and to New York in an hour. The company is working with Central Japan Railway Co. to create a maglev network that would connect Washington and New York and eventually extend the line to Boston. Stops in between would include Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia, including BWI Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.
Let’s just hope it beats the unrelated proposal by Amtrak to build a high-speed rail system in the region by 2040, because I’d like to use the train before I’m using a walker.