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Old February 23rd, 2013, 04:19 AM   #461
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 04:27 AM   #462
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PM Abe to offer maglev technology at meeting with Obama
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/politics/ne...htm?from=ylist
Interesting, this kinda gets pushed into the back with all the talk of the TPP and North Korea.

*a check of today's dailies shows maglev on the front page of the Yomiuri as the lead story. The Asahi has nothing on its front page (it's focused on the TPP). The 64km long Washington DC-Baltimore route is seen as the probable route if the project gets off the ground, and possibly financing from the JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation).

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 09:48 AM   #463
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PM Abe to offer maglev technology at meeting with Obama
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/politics/ne...htm?from=ylist
Not gonna happen.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 10:11 AM   #464
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Not gonna happen.
Care to contribute your wisdom as to why? I have my doubts myself, but it does make for interesting conjecture.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #465
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Well, even "traditional" high speed lines are struggling to get approval and support in USA. Maglev will be even more controversial, in my opinion. It would have been great, though.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 07:23 AM   #466
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I wouldn't recommend maglev for every corridor, but it's really not so far-fetched... The U.S. has the unique disadvantage (advantage?) of having piss-poor passenger rail infrastructure to begin with... Most of the trackage is owned by freight and isn't designed for high-speed operations, much less regular passenger service, so most everything needs to be built all-new anyways.
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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #467
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Care to contribute your wisdom as to why? I have my doubts myself, but it does make for interesting conjecture.
Seriously, isn't that obvious enough? Mission to Alpha Centauri is interesting too but it's not gonna happen neither. Here in Seattle a simple 4.3 mile light rail extension approved in 2008 won't be finished until 2021. Even in China the Shanghai-Hangzhou maglev was shot down due to environmental, cost, and network compatibility concerns.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #468
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Not gonna happen.
Ughhh....I might have to agree. Getting anything done here in the U.S. except for highway expansion seems to take ******* forever or never at all.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 03:39 AM   #469
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JR Central on board with maglev offer for Northeast Corridor
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/atmoney/new...OYT1T00007.htm

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 安倍首相が日米首脳会談でオバマ大統領に表明した米国への「超電導リニアモーターカー」の技術提供を巡り、JR東海の葛西敬之(かさいよしゆき)会長は、将来、ワシントン―ニューヨーク間を直結するリニア路線が整備される場合に備え、対応を進める考えを明らかにした。

 実現すれば、政府が成長戦略に掲げるインフラ(社会基盤)輸出の象徴的な存在になりそうだ。

 葛西氏が読売新聞のインタビューに対して語った。

葛西氏は、ワシントン―ニューヨーク間を「日本の東京―名古屋間にほぼ匹敵する人口集積がある」と強調。現時点でリニアの有力候補とされるワシントン―ボルティモア(メリーランド州)間から、ニューヨークまで延ばして米国の2大都市を結び、時速500キロの「超高速バイパス」となることが想定されるという。実現すれば、ワシントン―ニューヨーク間の所要時間は、航空機に匹敵する約1時間に短縮される。

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Old March 8th, 2013, 05:13 AM   #470
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Nice, how far north are they proposing.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 06:57 AM   #471
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Never will happen. Amtrak said $151 billion for Northeast Corridor high speed rail(USA... so add another 100 billion to it). Maglev would be double that.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #472
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If Maglev was ever to come to the states before the next centennial, it'll have to be through private means.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:00 AM   #473
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Never will happen. Amtrak said $151 billion for Northeast Corridor high speed rail(USA... so add another 100 billion to it). Maglev would be double that.
I agree that it will not happen in the next 30 years (never is too long a time frame for me), but the Amtrak price is grossly inflated even for a heavily urban area.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:23 AM   #474
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If the population in that area doubles, the US suffers an economic downturn pulling salaries down, and newer cheaper materials take over from copper, then I wouldn't completely rule it out in 80 years! ;-)

When that is said, I think it would be a great idea. However I'm almost certain american politicians doesn't have what it takes to pull this off no matter how many positive side effects it would have on the economy. Unfortunately.

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Old March 8th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #475
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Nice, how far north are they proposing.
The article says the first candidate segment is between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, with eventual extension to New York. The graphic then shows an arrow going further up to Boston.
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Why can't they help us with High Speed Rail instead of this , never will happen Maglev....
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Never will happen. Amtrak said $151 billion for Northeast Corridor high speed rail(USA... so add another 100 billion to it). Maglev would be double that.
Thats for the entire Northeastern plan which is about 3,700+ miles but its still inflated by at least 70 billion....however NiMBYS are very expensive in this region.
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Why can't they help us with High Speed Rail instead of this , never will happen Maglev....
They will gladly do that as well. If any HSR in US is to be built in a near future a significant amount of foreign expertise will be needed (for the first 10-15 years at least). There will be a lot of competition to provide it since the potential market is so huge. If the first line built in US succeeds there will be many more. Right now everybody is offering whatever they have... Japanese seem to be particularly active, but I'm sure European construction companies and rolling stock manufacturers won't sit idly either. There are at least 3-4 distinct groups there with a sufficient expertise and experience.
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They will gladly do that as well. If any HSR in US is to be built in a near future a significant amount of foreign expertise will be needed (for the first 10-15 years at least). There will be a lot of competition to provide it since the potential market is so huge. If the first line built in US succeeds there will be many more. Right now everybody is offering whatever they have... Japanese seem to be particularly active, but I'm sure European construction companies and rolling stock manufacturers won't sit idly either. There are at least 3-4 distinct groups there with a sufficient expertise and experience.
New England would gladly let build up there network , but they seem to pass it off....and pursing dead ideas....
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They will gladly do that as well. If any HSR in US is to be built in a near future a significant amount of foreign expertise will be needed (for the first 10-15 years at least). There will be a lot of competition to provide it since the potential market is so huge. If the first line built in US succeeds there will be many more. Right now everybody is offering whatever they have... Japanese seem to be particularly active, but I'm sure European construction companies and rolling stock manufacturers won't sit idly either. There are at least 3-4 distinct groups there with a sufficient expertise and experience.
That is probably the reason why Japan is proposing maglev instead of conventional wheel on rail HSR since there is very little competition in that field.
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