Riding the Maglev Rails
- On board to create future transportation. Bennett, David // Crain's Cleveland Business;10/02/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 41, p32
Reports the participation of Washington Infrastructure Services Inc. in the design and development of a magnetic levitation rail transportation in the United States. Competition among the states in developing the most feasible plan; Absence of wheels in the magnetic levitation technology;...
- Leaders press Maglev effort. Sodoma, Brian // Las Vegas Business Press;11/4/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 44, p1
Discusses efforts to gain funding for the installation of a high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) rail route in the United States. Support for the proposed route from Las Vegas, Nevada to Anaheim, California; Cost of building the maglev in the West; Political and environmental issues that may...
- Maglev's influence reaches past roads and into our future. // Las Vegas Business Press;11/4/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 44, p4
Editorial. Analyses the proposed magnetic levitation (maglev) train route between Las Vegas, Nevada and Anaheim, California. Implications for the project of the United States' involvement in the Middle East; Validity of the maglev system; Usefulness in other modes of transportation.
- U.S. Rail Advocates Look to China for Inspiration, Learning. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;6/12/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 23, p15
The article reports that proponents of building magnetically levitated (maglev) train routes in the United States are looking to China for lessons learned. The U.S. maglev program has languished since federal deployment in 1998, with environmental impact studies under way or planned on few...
- Swiss roll over high-speed rail plans. // Engineer (00137758);11/22/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7616, p5
Reports that plans to connect Switzerland's major cities via a high-speed underground rail link appear to be over. Plan to use magnetically levitated trains; Concerns about safety and completion of the system only by 2030; Lost of confidence in the scheme by the country's transport minister.
- FRA, Air Force building maglev track. // Public Roads;Winter96, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p51
Reports on the collaboration between the Federal Railroad Administration and the US Air Force to conduct a magnetic levitation (maglev) experiment for high-speed ground transportation and missile defense warhead testing. Air Force's construction of a maglev track in New Mexico.
- Maglev Project Meant to Link Baltimore and D.C. Loses Steam. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;12/17/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31534, p5
Reports on disapproval of the project to build a $4.4 billion highspeed magnetic levitation train system between Baltimore in Maryland and Washington D.C. Reasons for the disapproval; Sufficiency of funds for the project according to Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley; Efforts planned by the...
- The Evolution of Transport. Ausubel, Jesse H.; Marchetti, Cesare // Industrial Physicist;Apr/May2001, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p20
Focuses on the development of transport systems in the U.S. Interpretation on movement and geography; Evolution of mobile machines; Speed of maglev.
- Flying trains. Daniels, Pam // Cricket;Feb2000, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p16
Focuses on the mechanism of magnetic levitation (maglev) trains. Utilization of principles of magnetism in creating maglev; Maximum travel speed of maglev trains; Description of maglev trains in Japan and Germany; Plans for use of maglev vehicles in the United States.