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Maglev backers get OK for crucial step in creating D.C. to Baltimore service

Maryland’s Public Service Commission has approved the transfer of a long-unused passenger railroad franchise to the backers of a proposed magnetic levitating train, an early step in plans to link Baltimore and Washington, D.C., in as little as 15 minutes.

The Northeast Maglev, the Baltimore-headquartered company pushing the high-speed train idea, and Baltimore Washington Rapid Rail, the company that would develop it, announced the franchise transfer Tuesday. The franchise moves from the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad Co., which abandoned it in 1935.

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