Baltimore Leaders Join Support to Bring High-Speed Rail to Northeast Corridor
We held a press a conference today where ardent community support was expressed for the high-speed rail project. Participating with Northeast Maglev was the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Action Network, the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, the Ministers Conference Empowerment Center CDC, and the Baltimore-DC Metro Building and Construction Trades Council.
The SCMAGLEV Project is estimated to create 74,000 job years related to construction efforts in Maryland, increase regional mobility while reducing air emissions due to decreased vehicle miles traveled, and disperse billions in employee earnings. A Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan will ensure the project meets goals for communities of color, women, MBEs and WBEs.
Anticipated growth to GDP includes $22.5 billion nationwide from construction and $594 million annually after opening.
Baltimore-area leadership has publicly expressed their support for the project. SCMAGLEV will expand Baltimore’s footprint throughout the Northeast Corridor as the project progresses into Philadelphia, New York, and the surrounding region. The SCMAGLEV Project also stands to place Baltimore at the technological forefront within the global high-speed rail industry.
Recent polling from Lake Research Partners, a leading national public opinion research firm, revealed commanding levels of support for the construction and operation of a high-speed maglev train system between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD with a stop at BWI Airport.
To learn more about the Baltimore-Washington SCMaglev project, the benefits of the technology and bringing a new form of High-speed travel to the region, please visit northeastmaglev.com/project.