June 5, 2013
In energy savings mode, the energy storage unit absorbs the energy generated by braking rail vehicles and stores it until the system can safely feed it back to the power supply during vehicle acceleration.
May 27, 2013
Per a $73 million contract, the 18 vehicles will be manufactured from start to finish at Siemens' rail vehicle manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif., a facility powered almost entirely by two megawatts of solar energy. The first new rail cars are expected to be delivered in August 2014.
January 30, 2013
It would be the first chance for Portland residents to vote on light rail since the passage of a measure in September, which required countywide approval for officials to spend money on rail lines.
September 19, 2012
Initiative Measure 3-401, which requires countywide voter approval before officials can spend money on rail lines in the county, passed 60% to 40%. The measure may not impact the Portland-Milwaukie light rail extension, currently under construction, but could severely limit future rail development in the county.
September 12, 2012
Voters in Oregon’s Clackamas County will decide on Ballot Measure 3-401, which would require county commissioners to get voter approval to spend money on new rail systems. If passed, the initiative could affect a light rail line currently under construction.
October 10, 2011
The FTA awarded Oregon Metro and TriMet for its Portland-Milwaukie light rail project Environmental Impact Statement for Excellence in Environmental Document Presentation.
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