The Northeast Maglev, a company that hopes to construct a high-speed magnetic-levitation rail system that links Washington, D.C., and New York City, has enlisted business and political leaders to help lobby for the project. The planned line would take passengers from Washington to New York in an hour, and from Washington to Baltimore in 15 minutes, at speeds of 311 mph. The cost of the project has not been revealed, but the D.C.-Baltimore leg alone is estimated to cost at least $10 billion.

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