Northeast SCMAGLEV Moves Forward With Draft Environmental Impact Statement

The Northeast Maglev of Baltimore, Maryland, has announced the NEPA process for the project is moving forward and the Administrative Draft of the Environmental Impact Statement was shared with participating agencies for review in mid-October. The Northeast Corridor Superconducting Maglev Project (SCMAGLEV) entails construction of a high-speed rail system between Washington, D.C. and New York City, with the first leg between Washington and Baltimore, MD. The alignment is approximately 35 miles (56 km) in length, with approximately 24 – 28 miles (39-45 km) of tunnel and the remaining at-grade or elevated. The system operates using a superconducting magnetic levitation system developed and deployed in Japan that achieves an operating speed of 311 mph (500km/h). SCMAGLEV is a technically challenging but innovative project that will reduce travel time between Washington D.C. and Baltimore to 15 minutes, and eventually connect Washington and New York City in an hour.

Gall Zeidler Consultants is the engineer for TBM driven tunnels and underground stations in Washington, DC, at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) and in Baltimore for the project and has also supported development of the construction narrative and supporting information required to perform the NEPA analysis and project environmental impact.

For more information about Northeast Maglev and future project updates, visit this site. To show your support for the project, please visit the newly established Marylanders for Maglev here.

If you are interested in GZ’s involvement with the project, visit our project page.