When you think about commuting between the District and Baltimore, what comes to mind? For most people, the answer is congestion, delays and headaches. Now imagine riding on a futuristic train that floats on a cushion of electrons and can reach speeds of more than 300 miles per hour.
In recent months, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has pushed the idea of building such a train, known as a magnetic levitation train, or maglev. Hogan rode a demonstration model on a trip to Japan.
The idea of super-fast commuting is enticing, but this proposal deserves a great deal of skepticism.The above excerpt was originally published in The Washington Post.