A NATIONAL VISION FOR MAGLEV TRANSIT IN AMERICA

This is an assessment of United States High Speed Guided Transit (HSGT) systems policy, vision goals, and magnetic levitation development and commercialization technology. It includes a historical review of the present status of MagLev trains, and an outline of future conventional (EML) Electro Magnetic Levitation for speeds under 400 kn/h; and, (SC) Super Conductive (EDL) Electro Dynamic Levitiation for subsonic speeds approaching 900 km/h. MagLev trains have been under development in Europe and Japan and consequently, prototype trains are now ready for introduction into intercity commercial service, and ultimately in subsonic applications up to 900 km/h. New initial steps were taken in 1989 by the US DOT for a one year assessment of United States transportation policy and system needs for the future and recommendations were made to the Office of the President in May of 1990.

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    • Paper Number 901482 from the 1990 Society of Automotive Engineers Future Transportation Technology Conference and Display, San Diego, California, August 13-16, 1990.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • WYCZALEK, F A
  • Publication Date: 1990-8

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  • Accession Number: 00611573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1-56091-063-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SP-834
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM