It was a $16 million flop at ODU, but now a developer wants a second chance to build a floating train.
This time, he wants to do it in Virginia Beach, and city leaders are interested.
It looks like a magic trick. Flip a switch, and this train car literally hovers above the track, floating on a magnetic field.
This is what Tony Morris wants Virginia Beach to buy, a maglev train connecting Town Center to the Oceanfront. He promotes this as the future of transportation, a system far better and far cheaper than light rail.
It’s a pitch he’s made before.
This company is promising a lot to Virginia Beach, but can it deliver? We checked out this company’s claims, and dug into its past – a past that left taxpayers holding the bag.
Is this company finally on track? Or is it taking Virginia Beach for another ride?