Op-Eds

March 2009 - Maglev Leadership? - Engineering News Record

The importance of advocacy for new technology, especially if that new technology requires new infrastructure.

July 2004 - Levitate Our Transit Thinking - Seattle Times

Once again, making the point of how maintenance costs get ignored during the government procurement process, in spite of superior operational performance of maglev.

June 2004 - Maglev Could Put U.S. Transit Back On Track - Los Angeles Times

Making the point of how maintenance costs get ignored during the government procurement process, in spite of superior operational performance of maglev. 

May 2004 - Maglev To Dulles Airport - Washington Post

There could have been something so much faster, smoother, more reliable and less costly than extending the reach of the relatively slow, mechanically intensive subway system, but politics trumps innovation every time in Washington, DC. The new, mostly above ground  Silver Line will end up being more maintenance "baggage" for the beleaguered Metro system.