Reports to Congress

Report to Congress: Costs and Benefits of Magnetic Levitation

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 2005
SUBJECT: Maglev, Evaluation, Analysis
KEYWORDS: Report to Congress: Costs and Benefits of Magnetic Levitation
ABSTRACT: response to a Congressional request to compare the costs and benefits of magnetic levitation (Maglev) with those of other modes, this report provides technical background on this new form of transportation, identifies the types of travel markets that it could optimally serve, estimates its likely capital costs, and assesses the likely return in terms of transportation service and economics on the commitment of resources that Maglev investments would require.

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