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2013-05-13 08:20:31

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that its Quantm(®) system has been chosen by the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to investigate alternatives for two high-speed rail lines. The Quantm technology will allow the Russian High-Speed Rail Authority to rapidly view a wide range of alternatives, considering the social, environmental and design constraints and present preferred options to stakeholders for public consultation during...

2013-04-29 12:21:01

Mineta Transportation Institute's terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins leads investigation into attacks, offers analysis and strategies SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As high-speed rail (HSR) planning in the U.S. comes closer to reality, issues regarding security become more critical. To help identify and address those issues, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has just published a research report, Formulating a Strategy for Securing High-Speed...

2013-04-22 20:20:35

Mineta Transportation Institute's terrorism expert Brian Michael Jenkins authored relevant reports SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arrest by Canadian authorities of two al Qaeda-connected terrorists planning to derail a passenger train calls attention to the Mineta Transportation Institute's (MTI) previous research on terrorist attacks targeting passenger trains. These three recent MTI reports address this issue. All were authored by international...

2013-02-26 12:21:37

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, FTA Administrator Joseph Szabo, other experts are featured in the seven-video set. SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and other experts are featured in "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems," a set of seven videos from a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail. Posted by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), each video focuses on...

Japan Unveils Prototype Of Faster Floating Train
2012-11-26 13:25:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The island nation of Japan features a vast network of high-speed rail lines to connect its cities together. The country´s famous bullet train system, which was developed in the early 1960s and is still regarded around the world as one of the best high-speed mass transit systems in the world, could soon see competition from even faster trains. Last week the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) unveiled a prototype of...

2012-11-21 04:20:08

LONDON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- High speed rail (HSR) projects in Europe are opening up a big market for certain segments, such as track materials, where new materials and technologies are set to enjoy considerable growth opportunity. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://chemicals.frost.com), European Materials Market for High Speed Rail Infrastructure, finds that the total market earned revenues of EUR3.5 million in 2011. The market is estimated to reach EUR10 million in...

2012-11-19 20:20:06

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is invited to keynote. Transportation leaders will present. SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Intercity Passenger Rail Committee and the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC) will conduct a day-long workshop on the future of high-speed and intercity passenger rail at TRB's annual meeting in Washington, DC. "Economic and Social Impacts of High-Speed Rail Systems" will...

2012-11-15 20:20:26

MTA Headquarters, Union Station, December 3-5, 2012 WASHINGTON and SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) has appointed Rod Diridon, executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI), as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the US High Speed Rail Association. He will assume this new role at the High Speed Rail Conference in Los Angeles. The event is set for Monday-Wednesday, December 3-5. The conference comes on...

2012-10-29 07:20:41

BEIJING, Oct 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it signed a contract to provide the Line-side Electronic Unit (LEU) and Balise to Chongqing-Lichuan high-speed rail line. The contract is valued at approximately US $2.85 million or RMB 17.98 million. LEU and Balise together is a portion of the...

2012-09-12 06:33:03

September 19-20 conference highlights automated guideway transit; Diridon will discuss high-speed rail inter-connectivity SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rod Diridon, Sr., chair emeritus of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, will give a presentation at the Podcar City Berlin 2012 conference September 19-20. The annual event will be part of the Innotrans conference, where more than 100,000 world rail and metro representatives are expected. Mr. Diridon...