About TNEM

Bringing the future to the Northeast Corridor

Northeast Maglev

Who is TNEM?

The Northeast Maglev is a U.S.-owned company based in Washington, DC.

The Northeast Maglev (TNEM) is a U.S.-owned company based in Washington, DC. We are committed to bringing the revolutionary Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) to the Northeast Corridor, the most congested transportation region in the country.

TNEM is working closely with the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), which has led development of the SCMAGLEV system since its formation in 1987. JR Central also operates the world’s premier high-speed rail line between Tokyo and Osaka, serving more than 140 million passengers a year.

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Maglev train staff

The Staff

TNEM is led by a team of executives with extensive experience in project development, engineering, construction, and finance.

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TNEM Advisory Board

TNEM Advisory Board

The Northeast Maglev is supported by a bipartisan board of former public officials and leaders of the corporate sector with diverse backgrounds. The Board, led by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, includes three former governors of Northeast Corridor states — Republicans George Pataki of New York and Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey and Democrat Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania — and two former U.S. secretaries of transportation, Democrat Rodney Slater and Republican Mary Peters, as well as Kevin Plank, founder of Baltimore-based Under Armour, and former Northwest Airlines President & CEO Douglas Steenland. This Advisory Board shares a deep commitment to addressing the pressing congestion challenges facing the Northeast Corridor and promoting smart policy solutions.

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Japan Railway Company

Supporting Organizations

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central)

The Northeast Maglev is working closely with JR Central to utilize the SCMAGLEV in the United States. The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), established in April 1987, is a publicly traded, privately owned rail company serving the most populous region of Japan. JR Central is the creator and operator of the world-renowned N700 Shinkansen, and operator of the world’s busiest high-speed rail line, the Tokaido Shinkansen, which despite serving over 140 million passengers a year has had no fatalities due to train accidents, and has an average delay of less than one minute.

JR Central is also the current lead in the development of the revolutionary Superconducting Maglev (SCMAGLEV) system, and is currently developing and privately financing the Chuo Shinkansen between Tokyo and Nagoya.

These systems are the product of years of research, innovation and optimization through successive generations of commercially proven high-speed rail operations in Japan.

JR Central Team

The JR Central Team is the manufacturing and technological backbone of the SCMAGLEV system. JR Central has worked with their rail industry partners to offer a total system solution, and will work with TNEM to identify and support the top engineering, construction, operations and maintenance firms in the United States for the promotion and implementation of the SCMAGLEV system.

TNEM and the JR Central Team are committed to helping the United States develop its own high-speed rail system to create American jobs and contribute to the revitalization of the American manufacturing sector. The Team looks forward to supporting the American entities that will be implementing SCMAGLEV in the Northeast Corridor by sharing its experience, knowledge and expertise with the American industrial base and transportation sector.

The JR Central Team has a strong manufacturing presence in the United States already, and is committed to expanding as the demand for SCMAGLEV grows. Transferring technology, training American manufacturers, and building on an already significant U.S. manufacturing presence is all part of the JR Central Team’s commitment to bringing the Superconducting Maglev to America.

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