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ARCADIS to determine feasibility of implementing maglev technology on Tennessee corridor


The Chattanooga Enterprise Center recently awarded a contract to consulting and engineering firm ARCADIS to provide project management and engineering services for the Chattanooga-to-Nashville segment of a proposed magnetic levitation (maglev) project.

The firm will conduct feasibility studies for the northern portion of a proposed 140-mile Atlanta-to-Chattanooga-to-Nashville high-speed rail corridor.

ARCADIS previously evaluated other forms of high-speed-rail technologies for the corridor that would enable trains to operate at speeds of 90 mph. Maglev uses magnetic forces to lift, propel and guide trains over elevated guideway at speeds up to 300 mph.

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