The Pittsburgh Maglev Project

by John Kapala, AEG Von Roll Monorail Systems, Pittsburgh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering


MAGLEV, Inc. is a public/private/labor partnership created in response to the ever growing need to provide new transportation solutions to the escalating problem of highway and airport congestion. Six regional lines are under study - a total of 1300 miles crossing Pennsylvania and extending to Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. As the layouts of these lines are completed, capital cost estimates, performance reviews, ridership studies and operational costs are evaluated. All this information is input into an economic model which, along with other inputs, will be used to develop the economics for the viability of the financial plan.

Subject Headings: Magnetic levitation trains | Project management | Public private partnership | Benefit cost ratios | Economic factors | Traffic accidents | Construction management | Public transportation | United States | Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh | Ohio | West Virginia | Maryland

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