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May 2, 2012

Unions question L.A.’s plan to buy railcars from Kinkisharyo

Expressed concern that the contract will send jobs to Japan. L.A. Metro officials said that the agency required the contract winner to create jobs in the U.S. and that all three bidders committed to doing final assembly of the cars in Los Angeles County.


October 3, 2011

ameriTRAM ends year-long tour at EXPO

Vehicle is a 100 percent low-floor streetcar powered by e-Brid, a propulsion technology that enables operation powered by overhead catenary or on-board lithium-ion batteries.


March 9, 2011

DART tests Kinkisharyo streetcar

The vehicle can travel up to five miles on a full charge, is 100 percent low floor and fully accessible.


January 20, 2011

Kinkisharyo unveils hybrid streetcar in N.C.

Debuted a prototype of the ameriTRAM, a 100 percent low-floor streetcar in Charlotte on Thursday. Uses e-Brid, a propulsion technology that enables operation powered by overhead catenary or on-board lithium-ion batteries. The technology is purported to save millions of dollars in operational costs.


November 30, 2010

Kinkisharyo to debut hybrid streetcar in N.C.

The 100 percent low-floor, dual-powered LFX-300 will be unveiled in Charlotte, N.C. in January, 2011. The vehicle will also debut in other U.S. cities in the coming months.


March 9, 2009

DART selects INIT, Kinkisharyo to expand ITS

On-board computers will provide automatic next stop announcements and communicate vehicle location and event messages to the central computer-aided dispatch/automatic vehicle location system.


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