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5/15/2007



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FRA issues grant to Nevada DOT to evaluate proposed Maglev corridor



The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced that it would issue a $962,240 grant to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to complete preliminary environmental and engineering studies for a 35-mile segment of a proposed magnetic levitation (maglev) passenger-train corridor between Las Vegas and Primm, Nev.

Among the factors to be studied: regional and local planning goals; current and future demographics and land use, growth and development patterns; as well as existing and planned transportation facilities and services, according to FRA.


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