U.S. maglev coalition formed

Posted on February 7, 2003

The United States Maglev Coalition (USMC) announced its formation to spur construction of high-speed intercity magnetic levitation (Maglev), projects designed to improve travel. Former Bethlehem Steel Executive Richard Cochran will preside over an increasing group of partners, to include labor, steel, concrete, engineering and technology interests. Member companies include United States Steel Corporation, General Atomics, Parsons, the Baltimore Development Corp., Bethlehem Steel, Transrapid International-USA, Hirschfeld Steel and Maglev Inc. "Maglev is the lynchpin of future travel in America," Cochran stated. There are several active Maglev projects in the U.S. and throughout the world, including the recently debuted 19-mile long Pudong International Airport connector in Shanghai, China. American projects include Pittsburgh, Baltimore-Washington, Las Vegas-Anaheim, the Southern California Association of Governments L.A. Basin network and Atlanta-Chattanooga.

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