On March 19, James Jordan, President, Interstate Maglev Project, will be the guest speaker at LIMBA’s (Long Island Metro Business Action) virtual meeting. The topic will be “Maglev for America.”
The issue of Maglev technology is close to Ernie Fazio, Chairman, LIMBA, who has tirelessly campaigned to bring Maglev to Long Island. He has proposed the concept of a Maglev train that would run between Greenport and Ronkonkoma at speeds of 160 miles per hour. The train would run every 40 minutes, making only four stops.
“The Biden administration has plans to improve our rail system and I am convinced they will,” Mr. Fazio said. “But because we are a very big country, we need to do better than European rail systems, and we can. Maglev is a system that will be less expensive to build, less expensive to power and faster than anything they have built in Europe. This is exciting technology that the Japanese Rail company copied from our scientists and incorporated into their Maglev version. It is a brave new world of ground transportation.”
Mr. Jordan served as a legislative aide to then-U.S. Senator John C. Stennis. During his tenure, he was introduced to superconducting Maglev Technology. He also served in the U.S. Navy as the director of the Energy R&D office for the Chief of Naval Operations. Mr. Jordan is the co-author of The Fight for Maglev: Making America the World Leader in 21st Century Transport and Maglev America: How Maglev Will Transform the World Economy.
He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration at Harvard University.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Please visit the LIMBA website to register for the event . Registration is free, but spots for the discussion will be limited.
For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.
Since 1968, LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action) has been Long Island’s catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Its mission is to promote and address issues that affect the quality of life on Long Island. For more information, call (631) 757-1698 or visit www.limba.net.