Posts Tagged ‘Alstom’

The Northeast Corridor is getting new trains in five years. Today Vice-President Joe Biden announced the Acela trains will be retired, to be replaced by the Alstom Avelia: Alstom and Amtrak announced today that they have signed a contract for Alstom to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, which will run on the Northeast […]

Aug 26th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Earlier this week Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 16, a bill by Fresno Assemblymember Henry Perea to encourage high speed train cars to be made in California. “Simply put, these bills make it easier for people to do business in California,” Gov. Brown said in a news release. Authored by Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, Assembly […]

Sep 27th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Alstom has signed a deal with the government of Iraq to build a high speed rail link connecting Baghdad and Basra: Basra is approximately 450km (280 miles) south-east of Baghdad and the proposed line would involve a 650km network, Alstom says. The line would handle speeds of up to 250km/h (155 mph). The deal is […]

Jun 25th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Over at the California Labor Federation blog, Fresno Assemblymember Henry Perea writes about his bill AB 16 that would push the California High Speed Rail Authority to buy Californian as much as possible: I introduced Assembly Bill 16, High Speed Rail Jobs, with the goal of keeping HSR funds in California. This bill will require […]

Jun 21st, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized