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High-speed rail project could create more than 70,000 jobs

Posted at 5:22 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 17:22:21-05

BALTIMORE — Local businesses are supporting the high speed rail project in the area.

The heads of Four Chambers of Commerce are standing behind Northeast Maglev's project. Not only would the train take you from Baltimore to Washington D.C. in 15 minutes and D.C. to New York in an hour, but also could create thousands of jobs.

"We think this project will not only benefit the region economically, but will also increase the number of jobs," said William Honablew Jr., Executive Director of Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. "We're talking about 74,000 jobs in the construction trades, we're talking about 1,500 permanent jobs."

The project is currently under review by federal, state and local agencies.

If approved, construction would begin in 2021.