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  • Jan 15, 2015 2:00 pm EST
    Ben Collar, Head of U.S. R&D, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems
    Four months ago, we launched the Siemens Mobility IDEA contest, an initiative to find innovative ideas to help solve five of the toughest challenges facing the traffic industry. These challenges, including connected vehicles, disaster response, green mobility, downtown growth, and parking nightmares, create some of the biggest traffic headaches. Our goal was to find technologies that would bring us a step closer to solving these problems through innovative, never-before developed technology.more...
  • Jan 9, 2015 8:41 am EST
    Ken Cornelius, President, City Infrastructure, Siemens
    The New Year symbolizes many things for many people.  It’s filled with planning, predictions and often a few New Year’s resolutions.  But perhaps above all, a New Year represents hope, new opportunities, growth and new beginnings.more...
  • Dec 15, 2014 2:00 pm EST
    Kevin Riddett, Head of Siemens Mobility Division
    2014 has certainly been one of exciting news, milestones and possibility in the mobility industry. Cities are making investments in transportation that will lessen congestion and provide better mobility options for its citizens. Transportation agencies are modernizing systems to make them safer and more efficient for riders. And Americans themselves are changing their attitudes toward transportation, like the Millennial generation and their dwindling reliance on cars.more...
  • Nov 5, 2014 2:08 pm EST
    Robin Stimson, Vice President, Business Development, Rolling Stock
    In July, what was first only an idea on paper came to life in San Diego, where a Siemens S70 light rail vehicle set the Guinness World Record for longest distance traveled by a battery-powered tram from one charge in 24 hours. Our S70 light rail vehicle traveled 15.283 miles (24.596 km) in 24-hours, on one battery charge, on San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) Green Line.more...
  • Oct 27, 2014 11:10 am EDT
    Alison Taylor, Vice President, Sustainability for the Americas, Siemens Corporation
    Last week, I participated in the Washington Post’s America Answers: Fix My Commute event, which gathered distinguished leaders – including Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx – from nearly 20 states to discuss the state of transportation in America.  We know that as demographics shift, new technologies emerge and congestion escalates – coupled with aging infrastructure – commuters, companies and governments alike are looking for innovative solutions tomore...
  • Oct 20, 2014 2:05 pm EDT
    Michael Cahill, Head of Siemens Urban Transport business in the U.S.
    This morning, commuters from Philadelphia to Harrisburg were the first to ride on a Keystone Service train powered by the Siemens-built Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) locomotive. From Harrisburg to New York, the ACS-64 locomotives will bring new, state-of-the-art equipment and technology to the line. Since 2006, ridership on the Keystone Service has grown to more than one million passengers per year, up 60 percent, and we couldn’t be prouder that our ACS-64 workhorse locomotives are beingmore...
  • Sep 12, 2014 7:59 am EDT
    Ben Collar, Head of R&D, Siemens Road and City Mobility
    Innovation is the foundation of an organization’s longevity, and open perspectives play a major role in that. By looking at established systems, products, and processes with an eye towards change, old challenges can be met with new solutions, and help enable continuous improvement across various industries and regions.Here at Siemens, we are dedicated to driving innovation in the transportation fields through the power of crowdsourcing and creative implementation.The Mobility IDEA Contestmore...
  • Aug 12, 2014 11:06 am EDT
    Matthias Schlelein, Head of Siemens U.S. Mobility and Logistics Division
    Last week, I was excited to be a part of Siemens’ announcement that we will bring our eHighway concept to the two largest Ports in the United States.  This system in California will electrify select routes via an overhead system that supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars as powered. This project will not only be the first of its kind in the U.S., but the only fully developed eHighway demonstration in the world. more...
  • Jun 16, 2014 2:46 pm EDT
    Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rail Systems Division, North America
    This past weekend, the Twin Cities celebrated an historic milestone.  For the first time in more than a century, Minneapolis and St. Paul will connect by rail via an expansion of their light rail system. With a significant growth in ridership over the last few years, Metro Transit, the local transportation agency for the region, opened the new Green Line for service on Saturday. more...
  • Jun 6, 2014 11:07 am EDT
    Kevin Riddett, CEO of Freight & Rail Products, Siemens Rail Automation
    Last Friday, I was proud to host Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo at our global headquarters for Siemens Freight & Rail products in Louisville, Kentucky. The Administrator had a chance to tour the facility where we are engineering rail automation systems for projects like the Port Authority (PATH) rail lines that link New Jersey and New York City and also the Positive Train Control (PTC) technology for the largest commuter lines in the U.S. more...