Low-speed Maglev Being Tested

Maglevs that operate at lower-speeds and shorter-distances in and around urban settings seem to be gaining popularity.
July 6, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...A $800,000 prototype of the so-called urban maglev chassis has been shipped to the West Coast, where it will undergo testing on a 400-foot test track now under construction. The testing over a 12-month period will prove the system's guidance, propulsion and levitation capabilities... Unlike high-speed maglev systems, which would connect great distances, such as Downtown to Greensburg and Pittsburgh International Airport, or a Baltimore-to-Washington proposed route, urban maglev is designed to operate at much slower speeds (generally around 50 miles per hour, vs. 300 mph) and to carry passengers in one specific area."

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Published on Saturday, July 5, 2003 in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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