Essay Archive - Maglev Consequences
Magnetically levitated ground transportation, or "maglev," is an
advanced mode of surface high speed transportation whereby a vehicle gliding
above a guide track is suspended, guided, and propelled by magnetic forces.
Because they never touch the guide track causing friction, maglev vehicles can
be designed to travel at extremely high speeds, 500 kilometers per hour (300
miles per hour), or more!
Americans traveled 3.2 trillion passenger kilometers (2 trillion
passenger miles) by car, truck, bus, and public transit, and 9.8 billion