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Union to support first phase of Maglev Project

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 30, 2020

BALTIMORE — A new partnership will help build the Maglev train.

The Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and The Northeast Maglev Project announced a partnership that offers the labor union's support for the first phase of the multi-billion dollar project.

The Northeast Maglev Project aims to bring a high-speed train to the northeast corridor. The first phase alone will create thousands of jobs.

"Imagine if our carpenter locals and our pile driver locals can take in hundreds of apprentices in the next five, seven, eight years to work on this project and then move on to long-term careers in the trade,” said William Sproule, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.

The first phase of the high-speed train would take people from Baltimore to Washington D.C. in 15 minutes. Eventually, the route would be extended to New York City.

The Maglev Project is under review by federal, state, and local agencies. If approved, construction would begin in 2021.