Beginning October 20, 2008, the Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA) will accept applications from states or state designated
authorities for $45 million in grant funding for proposed magnetic levitation
(maglev) projects located east of the Mississippi River.
The SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 limits the
eligible projects to those in or between: Pittsburgh,
Baltimore-Washington and Atlanta-Chattanooga.
FRA may award one or more grants, which can be used
for pre-construction planning activities and the capital costs of the fixed