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National Maglev Initiative: Annual Report

  • 01
  • Nov
  • 1991
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
KEYWORDS: Railroad Technology, Strategic Planning, R&D
ABSTRACT: This National Maglev Initiative (NMI) Annual Report summarizes activities carried out since the NMI's inception in the spring of 1990 through October 1991. The NMI is a cooperative effort of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Department of Energy (DOE), with support from other Federal agencies. This interagency partnership is conducting studies to evaluate the potential for magnetically levitated high-speed ground transportation (maglev) systems in the United States - to complement existing transportation systems and help meet transportation demand with an environmentally sound alternative, independent of petroleum-based fuels. A major purpose of these studies is to address the opportunities for the United States to be a supplier of maglev rather than simply a customer of internationally developed maglev systems.