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MAGLEV

A magnetically levitated transportation system that is suspended, guided, and propelled by electromagnetic force.

MAGNETIC FARECARD

A card containing a magnetic tape strip or other electronic means of indicating the value purchased. The card is usually obtained from a vending machine and must be inserted into a farecard reader to gain access to the paid area…

MAGNETIC LEVITATION

A rail transportation system with exclusive right-of-way which is propelled along a fixed guideway system by the attraction or repulsion of magnets on the rails and under the rail cars. (APTA)