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Hogan calls maglev ride 'incredible,' says state will seek $28 million grant to study

Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride Thursday on Japan's high-speed magnetic levitation train and expressed enthusiastic interest in a technology that has been touted as a way to travel between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes.

During a maglev ride on a 27-mile line outside Tokyo, Hogan was wowed by a technology the Japanese want to sell in the United States.

"It was an incredible experience, even more impressive than I expected," Hogan said after the lightning-fast trip, with speeds reaching 314 mph.

Hogan, nearing the end of a 12-day visit to Asia, announced that Maryland would seek a $28 million grant to study the possibility of a Baltimore-Washington maglev...