May 30, 2014
During his visit, he highlighted the importance of the GROW AMERICA Act, the Obama Administration’s four-year, $302 billion reauthorization bill now before Congress, which will provide $19 billion for rail.
March 18, 2014
The procurement is being done on behalf of the DOTs from five states: Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington and Missouri.
March 11, 2014
The research covers the light rail and streetcar segments in North America — the second largest market after Europe.
February 12, 2014
The new electric locomotive departed Boston on Feb. 7. The new locomotives will serve Amtrak Northeast Corridor operations and match existing trip-times at speeds up to 125 mph.
November 14, 2013
Will develop, test and commission a new PTC system for the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuter lines.
September 13, 2013
Will be built at the factory in Sacramento, Calif., and are due to be delivered starting in summer 2015. The full order is to be completed by December 2016.
July 31, 2013
Testing includes maximum speed runs, acceleration and braking, operating with Amtrak passenger coach cars attached and testing the overall performance capabilities of the locomotive.
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.
May 20, 2013
Electric locomotives are being assembled in Siemens’ Sacramento, Calif., rail manufacturing plant powered by renewable energy, with parts built from its plants in Norwood, Ohio, Alpharetta, Ga., and Richland, Miss., and nearly 70 suppliers, representing more than 60 cities and 23 states.
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