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In Japan, Md. governor is wowed by super-fast trains — with big price tags

Imagine getting from Baltimore to Washington in less than 15 minutes. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan certainly did Thursday when he hurtled through the Japanese countryside at 314 mph.

Hogan wants Maryland to get these “maglev” trains — short for magnetic levitation — and Japan wants to sell them.

“There is no question that this is the future of transportation,” Hogan, a pro-business Republican whose victory in November shocked his heavily Democratic state, said after taking four trips along the 26-mile test track near Mount Fuji.

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