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NAACP leaders back Maglev high-speed train project

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 10:15:57-04

BALTIMORE — Imagine going from D-C to Baltimore in 15 minutes or from DC to New York in an hour.

That's what the Maglev, a high-speed train, plans to do. Right now, the project is in the planning stage, but the NAACP Maryland State Conference wants to make sure the voices of those that aren't heard have an influence in the project.

Today, they announced a partnership with Northeast Maglev's Scmaglev. The group will help with outreach and education about the high-speed rail project. It will also discuss construction plans and make sure that people in the area are the ones hired to do work.

"This project will generate over 74,000 construction related jobs and 1,500 jobs per year," said Wanda Ashley Williams, Vice President of NAACP Maryland State Conference.

The NAACP Maryland State Conference says it will also make sure that the Maglev Route is the least disruptive for Maryland residents.