I Support the Northeast Maglev Project!
I write today in support of the Northeast Maglev project. We can no longer afford to sit by idly and watch our country's infrastructure crumble. Now is the time to support bold projects that go beyond the status quo and put us on the path to recovery.
The Northeast Maglev project will rely on proven technology to build a 311-mph superconducting maglev line allowing passengers to go from DC to Baltimore in 15 minutes, and eventually linking DC to NYC in an hour. This project complements existing networks and revitalizes the aging Northeast Corridor, putting our economy back on track and creating boundless job opportunities.
The project would:
● Kickstart the economy. The first phase of this project is expected to increase GDP by $22.5 billion and add over $500 million annually after opening.
● Create jobs. The project would create 205,000 job years related to construction efforts, and thousands of permanent jobs once in operation.
● Provide better access to jobs and job centers. The project allows people to dramatically reduce commute times and gain better access to jobs and jobs centers, unlocking career opportunities, increasing real estate values and enhancing quality of life.
● Improve air quality. The project takes millions of cars off the road, improving our air quality, reducing toxic emissions – and making great strides in our efforts to fight climate change.
The project has a host of other benefits, such as safety and reliability. It provides one of the world’s safest modes of transportation, and it has robust support from a wide and diverse group of regional stakeholders.
Please ensure this critical project receives your support as you make important transportation infrastructure decisions.
Your efforts will help unlock the economic and environmental potential and help get the country moving again.