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A ferry boat returns to Seattle

Washington State to Transition to Battery Electric Ferries

Washington's largest diesel emissions polluter will transition its fleet to diesel-hybrids and then to battery-electric propulsion to comply with Gov. Inslee's emissions-reduction executive order which will also please the orcas in Puget Sound.

December 29, 2019 - Greentech Media

L.A. Streetcar

World's First Autonomous Tram Now Operating in Germany

A Siemens tram is carrying passengers now, but the project remains a pilot as the tram is not commercially available.

October 1, 2018 - The Guardian

Siemens Train

New Locomotives Hit the SEPTA Tracks

Philadelphia regional commuters will get some fancy new trains to ride.

July 12, 2018 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Amtrak Cascaded

Focus on Positive Train Control after Amtrak Train 501 Derails in Washington

Excessive speed is thought to be the cause of the deadly derailment on Dec. 18. Positive train control, which likely would have slowed down the train, was installed on the tracks and locomotive but was not yet operational.

December 22, 2017 - RailwayAge

Alstom Train

Breaking: Mega-Companies Expected to Merge to Stay Competitive in the Rail Industry

Alstom and Siemens are close to a merger in a move calculated to help the companies compete against the Chinese state-backed company CRRC.

September 26, 2017 - Reuters via CNBC

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When Surveillance Cameras Pay the Cost of New Street Lamps

Are the energy and money savings from modern street lamps worth the proliferation of surveillance technology around the city? San Jose, California is considering just such a quandary.

June 8, 2017 - The Mercury News

Brightline

Nation's Only Privately Funded Express Rail Service to Launch in July

Good and bad news for followers of Brightline, a South Florida rail start-up. Service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale begins in July, with Miami soon thereafter, but opponents may hamper extension to Orlando.

March 15, 2017 - Palm Beach Post

Miami Brightline Construction

Meet the New Generation of Trains Built for Florida's Brightline

Wired takes a tour of a Siemens factory in California tasked with the task of building the rolling stock for the forthcoming, privately-funded Brightline train line in Florida.

June 27, 2016 - Wired

California High Speed Rail Authority Reaches Milestone

The Authority is ready to purchase trainsets, and once again, the Siemen's rail manufacturing facility in Sacramento is looking to add another contract to add to its growing rail car orders. A request for "expressions of interest" was issued.

October 4, 2014 - Sacramento Business Journal

'eHighway' Pilot to Deliver Clean Air for Southern California Ports

Nate Berg details the "eHighway" road design project that will move goods away from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

September 30, 2014 - CityLab

San Francisco's Shopping Spree for New Muni Cars

After winning the contract to build All Aboard Florida's locomotives and passenger cars, Siemens Sacramento manufacturing plant landed a $648 million contract much closer to home: Replacement of the San Francisco Muni Metro Breda light rail cars.

September 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

All Aboard Florida's California Connection

All Aboard Florida, the diesel-powered, high speed (125 mph) train connecting Miami to Orlando has ordered new locomotives and coaches with Siemen's Sacramento, California plant. The mostly privately funded train should be running by 2016.

September 15, 2014 - Orlando Sentinel

Beyond Oil: Trains Turn to LNG Fuel and Hybrid Locomotives

According to a new EIA report, the cost advantages of liquefied natural gas make it an attractive alternative to diesel fuel for major U.S. freight railroad companies. Hybrid diesel-electric locomotives on order for 5 states will power HSR routes.

April 16, 2014 - Progressive Railroading

Us High Speed Rail System

High Speed Locomotive Contract for Five States Awarded to Siemans AG

A $226 million contract to build 32 higher speed diesel locomotives, capable of reaching 125 mph, was awarded to the team of the German conglomerate, Siemens AG and Indiana-based engine maker Cummins, Inc over Peoria, Ill. based Caterpillar, Inc.

March 4, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal - Business

The Dark Side of Big Data

In a long read for Metropolis Magazine, Alex Marshall describes the implications of the “Smart City” movement, including the risk of turning over massive data collection operations to large corporations.

February 24, 2014 - Metropolis Magazine

Red transmilenio bus stopped at station in Bogota

10 Most Innovative Sustainable Cities Recognized

Siemens and C40 have announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards, recognizing the global cities demonstrating leadership and innovation in fighting climate change across ten separate categories.

September 7, 2013 - Fast Company Co.Exist

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Amtrak's New Outdated Trains

Why is Amtrak spending $500 million on new locomotives for the Northeast Corridor that are "fat, expensive and slow"? Americans have the the Federal Railroad Administration's "globally-unique crash safety standards" to thank.

July 19, 2013 - The New York Observer

With $1.1 Billion Investment, Eurostar Ratchets Up

Competition in Europe's high speed rail market just got more intense, as Eurostar announced an investment of $1.1 billion to expand rail service from London to Amsterdam and Geneva. To the victor go the spoils!

October 8, 2010 - AltTransport

Russia Rolls Out New High Speed Rail

Siemens has retrofitted trains for cold Russian winters; they are being rolled out now between Moscow and St. Petersburg and could be a model for American HSR.

September 26, 2009 - New York Times

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