Deadline for Public Comment on MAGLEV Project Extended
Wednesday March 17, 2021
As mentioned in last week’s Triangle Times, the public is invited to share feedback on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), published by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), to evaluate the potential impacts of operating a high-speed magnetic levitation train – or MAGLEV – between DC and Baltimore. If built, MAGLEV would transport passengers from DC to Baltimore in 15 minutes, and to New York City in an hour.
A joint response to the DEIS by the Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District, DowntownDC Business Improvement District and NoMa Business Improvement District is currently underway. However, our entire community is encouraged to review the DEIS and engage in this conversation. The deadline for public comments about the proposed project has been extended through Sunday, May 16. (Previous deadline was April 22). Learn more information and submit your comments via the project website.