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Blog - Mobility

  • Nov 2, 2015 2:00 pm EST
    Armin Kick, U.S. Business Development Director, High Speed Rail
    One of our biggest commitments is to help the United States build transportation systems fit for 21st Century needs – systems that can revitalize city centers, create jobs and stimulate economic development.Recently, the Sacramento Bee highlighted our dedication to doing just that – specifically focusing on our aim to make Sacramento, CA a hub for the United States’ next biggest opportunity: high speed rail.more...
  • Oct 2, 2015 3:00 pm EDT
    Kevin Riddett, President, Siemens Mobility
    Did you know that Siemens in the U.S. makes innovative technology and equipment to support our country’s mobility?  We manufacture by-hand the trains that move millions across the U.S. every day. We design software so an intersection can “talk” to a car. We make energy systems that can capture power created by a braking train and reuse it. And we engineer and build the technology that helps keep you safe as you ride a train. more...
  • Aug 28, 2015 10:09 am EDT
    Marcus Welz, CEO, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems, U.S.
    This week, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute released their urban mobility report, a scorecard that ranks the most congested urban areas. And, probably to little surprise, traffic congestion is setting new records. According to the 2015 report, riders have wasted more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and 7 billion extra hours in their cars, amounting to $960 per commuter annually. What these numbers tell is us our current state of traffic infrastructure is unsustainable. This gridlockmore...
  • Jul 2, 2015 11:00 am EDT
    Eric A. Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens USA
    As we celebrate the Fourth of July with our friends and family, we recognize the courageous men and women who return to civilian life having served on behalf of the United States as well as those service members who live on in our memories.With locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Siemens is proud to demonstrate a continued commitment to training and hiring our U.S. military veterans. In fact, since signing on to Joining Forces just four years ago, we’ve already more thanmore...
  • Jun 17, 2015 9:55 am EDT
    Michael Cahill, President, Siemens Rolling Stock
    Yesterday, I was honored to join Mayor Ed Lee, the SFMTA board, community stakeholders, members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and local residents to mark an important milestone in the design process for San Francisco’s new light rail vehicles. Siemens partnered with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SMFTA) to display a full-size version of the city’s new light rail vehicle along San Francisco’s iconic Embarcadero.more...
  • Jun 12, 2015 10:00 am EDT
    Kevin Riddett, President, Siemens Mobility
    In the early 1990s, we starting designing our first vehicle for TriMet’s expanding light rail system. More than 30 years and new technology improvements later, we’re joining TriMet to celebrate the expansion of their system with their newest line, the “Orange Line”.more...
  • Apr 16, 2015 2:15 pm EDT
    Anne Cooney, President, Process Industries and Drives, Siemens
    Recently, nearly 50 Siemens employees from our Alpharetta, Ga., manufacturing facility traveled downtown to experience firsthand the new Atlanta Streetcar on a guided ride-along as part of an effort to recognize these Atlanta-based employees who helped build components of the streetcar. more...
  • Mar 31, 2015 9:00 am EDT
    Kevin Riddett, President, Siemens Mobility
    Last August, Siemens announced it would build the world’s first eHighway project in California near the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the two largest ports in the U.S. Today, I’m pleased to report that eHighway construction is now underway. This first-of-its-kind system will use electricity delivered via overhead lines to electrify road lanes and provide clean and efficient power to trucks. Using electricity to power the heavy-duty trucks that travel on the 1-mile stretch near themore...
  • Mar 9, 2015 12:00 pm EDT
    Robin Stimson, Vice President of Business Development, Siemens Rolling Stock
    Operating in Sacramento, California for over 30 years has given Siemens an opportunity to be an integral part of contributing to the community’s strong heritage of train manufacturing. In the 19th century, when railroading was first considered an innovative and high-tech way to travel, Sacramento developed the first heavy-rail locomotives for the Pacific Railroad.Today, almost thirty years later, Sacramento is making a comeback. Siemens is building locomotives, lights rails and transportationmore...
  • Mar 2, 2015 2:23 pm EST
    Michael Cahill, President, Siemens Rolling Stock
    Over the last three decades, Siemens has been building more than just trains at our Sacramento rail manufacturing facility; we’ve been building meaningful, skilled jobs.  When our Sacramento facility opened up in the mid 80’s, there were 34 people working here on a single contract. Almost 30 years later, there are now more than 800 employees at our facility.more...