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2014-03-05 08:21:18

Modern streetcars to lead way and offer maximum opportunities for market participants MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light rail transit is gaining popularity across North America as it is an effective, sustainable urban mode of transport that has a long product life cycle, reduces congestion in cities, especially during peak hours, lowers carbon dioxide emissions, and increases development along transit lines. The ease with which light rail transit systems can be...

2014-02-12 12:21:44

LONDON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Strategic Analysis of Light Rail Transit in North America Increased Passenger Ridership Drives Demand The aim of this research service is to evaluate the revenue growth opportunities available for light rail transit rolling stock manufacturers in North America. The research offers analysis of key trends and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) preferences as well as strategic market...

2014-01-21 12:21:33

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7zlbjx/strategic) has announced the addition of the "Strategic Analysis of Light Rail Transit in North America" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7zlbjx/strategic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The aim of this research service is to evaluate the revenue growth opportunities available for...

2013-11-20 08:20:31

Hotels average nearly a 50 percent higher daily room rate when located within 1/4 mile of a rail station WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several American cities have a secret weapon to attract business travelers and lucrative meetings and conventions - a rail line to the airport terminal. According to a study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the U.S. Travel Association, hotels in cities with direct rail access from downtown...

2013-06-12 04:20:54

DUBLIN, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/srnfl2/research_report) has announced the addition of the "Research Report on China's Urban Rail Transit Industry, 2013-2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/srnfl2/research_report ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The development of urban rail transit solves the contradiction between distance...

2012-05-24 02:21:32

ATLANTA, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens (NYSE: SI) today announced that it has been awarded a $73 million contract to build 18 of its S70 light rail vehicles for TriMet in Portland, Ore. The vehicles will be manufactured from start to finish at Siemens' rail vehicle manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif., a facility powered almost entirely by two megawatts of solar energy. The first new rail cars are expected to be delivered in August 2014. (Photo:...

2011-09-21 09:35:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KINKISHARYO International, L.L.C., the number one supplier of low-floor, light-rail vehicles in North America, will have ameriTRAM(TM)--its prototype of the 100-percent low-floor, electro-hybrid streetcar specifically designed for North America--in booth #5732 at the American Public Transportation Association Expo in New Orleans. This will be the final destination of a year-long tour that included stops in Charlotte, Dallas, Austin, Kansas...

2011-01-20 09:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KINKISHARYO International, L.L.C., the number one supplier of low-floor, light-rail vehicles in North America, announced the LFX-300--its prototype of the 100 percent low-floor, electro-hybrid streetcar specifically designed for North America--has completed engineering tests and trials and is proven ready for the North American market. With testing of its prototype now finalized, KINKISHARYO today unveiled the newly-named...

2010-12-09 12:54:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KINKISHARYO International, L.L.C. announced the prototype of its LFX-300, a 100 percent low-floor, electro-hybrid streetcar specifically designed for North America, has arrived at the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) in Charlotte, N.C. today. The first streetcar of its kind in North America, the LFX-300 will now be tested by Kinkisharyo's engineers on the CATS light rail line, leading up to the official public unveiling of the LFX-300 on...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- KINKISHARYO International, L.L.C. announced today that the prototype of its LFX-300, a 100 percent low-floor, dual-powered 'hybrid' streetcar specifically designed for North America, will arrive in the U.S. in mid-December. Following a series of tests, the LFX-300 will be unveiled to the public and industry in Charlotte, North Carolina in January, 2011. "We are thrilled to be on schedule with the introduction of our LFX-300 to the U.S....