Braves propose magnetic levitation train for fans
by Associated Press Wire
July 30, 2013 06:30 AM | 1485 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are studying the idea of creating a new train to take fans from downtown Atlanta to Turner Field.

The team is partnering with Marietta-based American Maglev Technologies. WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1e7jKWF) that the plan calls for two magnetic levitation automated cars to move fans at speeds of up to 40 mph.

The train would start near the Georgia State University MARTA station, cross over Interstate 20 and end in the Turner Field parking lots. Officials said the system would likely link into the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority system, but be privately built, funded and maintained.

Atlanta Braves Vice President Mike Plant said he's been negotiating with the city on the team's stadium lease renewal. He said getting some sort of direct transit to Turner Field is a top priority.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html



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