American Maglev

Thursday, August 14, 2014

From a Google alert on "maglev," I read Hollie Webb's article on the Georgia Department of Transportation rail plan for the Atlanta-Chattanooga corridor.  The high-speed maglev plan for Japan (Tokyo to Osaka) will use first generation superconducting maglev (SCM), being developed from a patent held for many years by American inventors James Powell and Gordon Danby.   

May I suggest that Ms. Webb—as well as GDOT officials—read about the second generation SCM patented by Drs. Powell and Danby.  They have written two books that highlight a nationwide freight and passenger maglev network patterned on the Interstate Highway system that would be much more cost-effective than their earlier design.  Both books ("The Fight for Maglev" from 2012 and "American Maglev" this year) are available on Amazon.com.   

Perhaps GDOT can lead the way in an American transportation revolution that will provide a tremendous boost for U.S. industry and create thousands of jobs in the U.S. instead of Japan or Europe.  

Aloha from Hawaii.
Frank Genadio



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