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Remember the days when we were talking about the viability of building a $15 billion to $25 billion high-speed magnetic-levitation train to Imperial County? (Well, OK, when Congressman Bob Filner, D-San Diego, was talking about it.)

The maglev technology got a setback today in Germany, when at least 25 passengers were killed on a test track. Human error is being blamed.

Here’s a link to the wire story about the accident, which has some good history on the development of maglev technology.

And here’s a link to some of our archived coverage of the local maglev debate.


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