The California-Nevada Interstate Maglev Project is an effort to link major travel destinations in Southern California and Nevada with a super-speed, magnetically levitated (maglev) ground transportation system. There is no other high-speed form of transportation that is safer, more comfortable, more reliable, more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly than Maglev. Additionally, maglev within this corridor can be constructed within the same cost-per-mile as European style high-speed rail according to the range published by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Intended principally to serve intercity and airport travel markets, the system will span from Las Vegas, Nevada to Anaheim in Southern California via Primm, Barstow, Victorville and Ontario. The Project has been the subject of study, planning and development for more than two decades, most recently under the sponsorship of the California-Nevada Super Speed Train Commission, an agency created by legislation in the State of Nevada.
The California-Nevada Interstate Maglev Project will use Transrapid maglev technology, which has been developed, tested and proven by a consortium of German firms over more than 30 years. The Commission is developing and promoting the project via a partnership with the American Magline Group (AMG), a joint venture of General Atomics, MNC & Associates, Parsons and Hirschfeld Steel. This partnership is made of the engineering, planning, legal, financial, research and development, and manufacturing firms dedicated to adapting and deploying Transrapid maglev technology in the United States.
Under the leadership of the FRA, and with the cooperation of the Commission and the State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), The State of Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is now managing the preparation of (1) program-level Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the entire 269-mile system as required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); and concurrently (2) a project-specific EIS for Construction of the 40-Mile segment between Las Vegas and Primm, entirely within the State of Nevada.