Japan offers to cover half the cost for 'Super Maglev' train in the U.S.

The Japanese government has promised to lend the United States half of the cost of building the first “Super-Maglev” train, reducing travel time between Baltimore and Washington DC to just 15 minutes. Tokyo is so keen to show off its technology that it will provide loans for half the estimated $8 billion cost of installing the tracks.

Could high speed trains, long envisioned to connect America’s vast expanses and decongest its axes of commute, soon become a reality. The Japanese government is so keen on its Super-Maglev (magnetic levitation) technology that it has offered to partially fund construction of a train that will reportedly travel from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. in 15 minutes, according to The Telegraph. The 38-mile journey from Baltimore to D.C. now takes approximately 45 minutes on Amtrak.

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