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  • Aug 28, 2017 3:19 pm EDT
    Armin Kick, Vice President of Locomotive and High-Speed Trainsets, Siemens Mobility
    Today at Chicago’s historic Union Station, I was excited to join Amtrak, the Illinois Department of Transportation and our additional state DOT customers to unveil the clean diesel Charger locomotive. This is one of 33 that will help usher in a new era of clean passenger rail travel across the Midwest. The Buy America-compliant locomotives, built at our 1,000-person Sacramento, CA plant which is powered in part by solar, will operate across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin andmore...
  • Aug 16, 2017 2:00 pm EDT
    Siemens’ first electric train wasn’t any faster than the horse-drawn version – yet it was still a big breakthrough.   Our 1879 model was the world’s first. And it gave innovators a starting point: Lots of engineering and innovation later, we’d arrive at high-speed rail.   That’s one way that rail travel has inspired our evolution …   But here’s another: locomotives.  more...
  • Aug 3, 2017 11:00 am EDT
    John DeBoer, New Product Integration Manager
    In case you missed it, The Wirecutter, part of The New York Times Company, recently ranked our VersiCharge electric vehicle charging station as the best technology for EV owners. We’re thrilled that our technology has been recognized by this industry-leading group of experts that spent more than 50 hours researching different charging stations.  Siemens is dedicated to lowering the cost of EV ownership, and as the article points out, the VersiCharge is affordable, convenient, andmore...
  • May 22, 2017 12:00 pm EDT
    Steve Morrison, Director of Business Development, Siemens Rolling Stock
    Yesterday, I was honored to be in Seattle for the unveiling of the Siemens-built Charger locomotives that will soon be powering trainsets on Amtrak’s Cascades service. I represented the employees from our nearly 1,000-person Sacramento, California rail manufacturing hub who helped design, engineer and build this state of the art locomotive. I was extremely proud to exhibit their work. We’re building these Charger locomotives in California, for the U.S., bringing the latestmore...
  • May 2, 2017 2:48 pm EDT
    Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
    Last May, we announced that Siemens will work with Seattle to install software that intelligently manages traffic systems around the city in real-time. I’m happy to say that just nearly a year later, Seattle drivers are already seeing an impact. A recent Seattle Times article shared SDOT data that the Siemens technology reduced the average time to travel a certain corridor from 18 minutes to 15 minutes. And that’s just during average commute times—the software was also provenmore...
  • Jan 19, 2017 3:06 pm EST
    Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
    As a company that’s been working in transportation for nearly our 170 year history, with over 100 of those years in the U.S., we’ve seen a lot of changes in how Americans travel. Recently, this change has brought us to a point where our existing road infrastructure simply cannot handle the amount of vehicles. It’s put a strain a transportation infrastructure that is already stressed and aging rapidly. In turn, harmful emissions are rising and cities are struggling to supportmore...
  • Jan 16, 2017 11:30 am EST
    Michael Cahill, President, Siemens Rolling Stock in North America
    Today, we joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to celebrate the delivery of the city’s first new Siemens-built light rail vehicle. It’s a significant milestone not only for future riders, but for our manufacturing plant just a few hours east in Sacramento, CA where we’re building a record 215 of these vehicles (our largest U.S. light rail order ever!).more...
  • Jan 11, 2017 3:00 pm EST
    Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rolling Stock, North America and Chris Maynard, VP of Customer Services, Siemens Mobility
    Today, we were proud to join Brightline for their reveal of the first completed trainset that will soon be running on Florida rails. It has been an extraordinary journey, beginning in 2014 when Siemens was chosen to build an initial five trainsets for the express inter-city service, that has brought us to the West Palm Beach maintenance facility today for a first look at the full trainset.more...
  • Dec 27, 2016 12:00 pm EST
    Looking back on 2016, the growth and success we’ve seen across our businesses directly reflects our commitment to next-level innovation as well as being a company that does well by doing good. It was a year of milestones. We’ve partnered with new customers, strengthened existing relationships and positioned Siemens as a continued leader in the next generation of digitalization, automation, and electrification. Over the next few days, we’ll feature some of the highlights in thismore...
  • Sep 29, 2016 1:30 pm EDT
    Siemens recently announced it will build 122 new S70 light rail vehicles for Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving Seattle and the central Puget Sound area. The new vehicles will be designed and built to help accommodate Sound Transit’s increasing ridership and improve their passenger experience.The new vehicles will feature a sleek appearance and include a more spacious interior with additional room for passengers. They will include extra space for luggage and hooks to storemore...