di Domenico + Partners has been selected as part of a team for conceptual planning of a Maglev high-speed rail project connecting Washington, DC and New York. The first phase of the project connects Washington and Baltimore in 15 minutes. The system will then be expanded north to New York and eventually to Boston, connecting the entire Northeast region. Preliminary phases of the project have focused on evaluating potential station locations, exploring station configuration and layouts, and conceiving prototypical station design. Architecture, urban design, and planning supports the project objective to provide a high-speed transportation option that relieves corridor congestion and promotes future economic growth. The new system will maximize connectivity and optimize synergies between high-speed rail, urban development and transit-oriented development.