High Speed Michigan Mag-Lev to Reduce Highway Congestion
Traffic congestion on major highways isn't getting any better. While many ideas have been brought forth to solve this issue, very few ever make it into reality. The newest of these ideas and one that may actually become a reality, is a high speed Mag-Lev Rail that will run between Detroit and Lansing.
The company that designed the new Mag-Lev system is Worldwide Hydrogen Super Highways and their plan is centered on building the railway and stations alongside already existing highways. The cars themselves would be built by the Detroit automakers and then outfitted with the propulsion system necessary to make them compatible with the system.
Solar energy would be used to charge Hydrogen batteries which in turn would provide the lift necessary to keep the cars hovering above rail and moving along at an estimated speed of 200 mph. Higher speed could be reached if needed or desired.
Currently, the plan is to run the railway between Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor, but the technology can easily be adapted to use most anywhere. The project is expected to cost a total of $2.3 billion if completed and will draw revenue from paying riders, as well as advertising leasing space.