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Northeast Maglev pitches five-minute trip from BWI to downtown as Amazon incentive

Northeast Maglev pitches five-minute trip from BWI to downtown as Amazon incentive

A five-minute maglev trip between downtown Baltimore and BWI Marshall Airport could give the city a major boost in the competition for Amazon’s second North American headquarters, a Northeast Maglev official said Wednesday.

It’s a new pitch for the proposed $10 billion-12 billion high-speed rail project, which promises to shorten the trip between Baltimore and Washington to 15 minutes — and, eventually, connect D.C. and New York in an hour.

“We are included in part of the effort to bring Amazon to the city, both all the workers and all the benefits that that entails,” said Jeff Hirschberg, vice chairman of The Northeast Maglev. “There isn’t [another] city in the United...

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