I-MAG STS    Corporation
  2007
2012- no maglev
2012 - maglev
Population
3,204,897
3,757,750
3,758,842
People/arable sq km
5802
6803
4914
Babies dying
1,862
2,183
2,166
AIDS - adults
1,531
2,571
2,309
Starving children < 5
78,571
92,125
69,114
Illiterate adults
325,477
381,622
268,855
Unemployed adults
262,481
307,760
225,756
Living in poverty
455,095
533,600
402,196
Drinking unclean water
673,028
789,127
586,379
No Sanitation access
352,389
413,352
263,119
Patients per doctor
828
971
807
Internet users
319,200
696,648
1,871,975
Cellular phones
1,818,000
3,483,650
4,086,710
Inflation
3.20%
3.55%
3.35%
GDP per capita US$
14,400
17,900
18,750
Trade balance MM$
11,272
12,203
14,632
Government spending
1,450
4,631
2,542
Reserves
5,014
11,001
11,530
Currency rate to US $
0.3845
0.3845
0.3845
External debt
3,465
3,828
2,410
Oman is, by our measures,
well-governed, so the magical maglev
has less effect.  Some interesting choices between a tunnel, a bridge or a hydrofoil ferry (purple lines). 
Medichimeria