and vastly broaden the range of applications possible for maglev transit. The vertical levitation gap of Magline design is an order of magnitude larger than those of existing designs. This eliminates the need for close-tolerance track alignment, permits the use of lighter rails and reduces capital costs. Based on a "Halbach Array" of magnets, MRT technology achieves lateral stability and directional control and eliminates the need for a suspension system that wraps around the track. Magline pods can switch tracks without need to mechanically move the track; a switching technology entirely suited to high speed operations, the construction of elaborate track networks with multiple stations and a variety of vehicles running on the same tracks.