Maryland Coalition for Responsible Trans

Our name is Maryland Coalition for Responsible Transit (MCRT). We evaluate transit projects for social equity, environmental justice, economic viability, and community accessibility.  We believe that the Baltimore Washington (BW) SCMaglev must be stopped in order to implement future transit projects that meet our criteria of a much lower price and much less risk and impact to communities.  Thus, we support the no-build option and are working to stop this project through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, specifically by building public capacity to respond to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).


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Are you a Maryland resident alarmed by SCMaglev's hyped promises, unproven technology, and destruction of our communities and environment?

We are eager to share what we have learned and expand our alliances with neighborhood associations, nature advocacy groups, and other organizations. If you are in a position to write on behalf of your organization, please visit our Affiliate Intake Form.


January 1, 2022 - Congratulations to Vicki Reynolds elected President of MCRT for 2022. Our thanks to our first and outgoing President Dan Woomer. 

December 20, 2021 - Senator Van Hollen expresses serious concern about SCMaglev and states the "bipartisan infrastructure bill included federal funding for the project. However, this legislation does not change federal law or eligibility for federal funding for Maglev and it does not provide any new direct or indirect funding for the Maglev project in Maryland."  To read this letter, click here.


MCRT has prepared and made a series of presentations on the negative impacts of building and operating the SCMaglev would bring to Maryland, and raise challenges to the promises and marketing message promotors of the SCMaglev have stated.  Here are a small sampling of these presentations. (click on the title to open)