Sunday, March 22, 2009

So What's New Since 2003 with MagLev?

It seems like just yesterday that Whitmore Lake resident Justin Sutton approached lawmakers with the idea for his MagLev train.

But it wasn't.

It was way back in 2003 that the Michigan House and Senate passed resolutions supporting Sutton's proposed project.

I don't doubt the science behind the concept, and who doesn't like the idea of the state not putting up cash (although giving up rights to the land along hundreds of miles of freeway has considerable value).

But I would like to know what has changed since 2003. How many employees does Sutton have? Is there a working prototype? He has 120 partners, according to the Livingston Press and Argus story for Sunday (March 22, 2009), but are they guaranteeing funding?

We've all heard the old saying about investments, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So let's look before we leap.


Mr. Sustainable said...

Great to see you're still interested! Since 2003, the politicians have been dragging their feet and Justin Sutton has remained in stealth mode. No longer! Check out his most recent interview on

Judy said...

I linked to the article. It doesn't answer the question -- what has changed since 2003?