See a High-Speed Train Model at Siemens’ “Moving California” Event

Local Sacramento manufacturer Siemens will exhibit a full-size version of its high-speed train on the west steps of the California State Capitol. You can tour the 50-foot long, life-sized mock-up to see the innovations that will reshape the way cities connect and help drive our economy. Visitors will learn about innovations in intelligent traffic technologies, electrified highways and emission-reducing transportation solutions and will also have the opportunity to talk to local engineers and technical experts from our Sacramento manufacturing plant.


SFMTA Board Approves Contract for New Fleet of Muni Metro Trains

The purchase of Muni’s next metro train fleet took a major step forward today as the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved a manufacturing contract with Siemens. Muni officials lauded the design of the new trains as far superior to the current, abysmally breakdown-prone fleet of light-rail vehicles, which were built by AnsaldoBreda. The fleet […]

Battle Lines Drawn in High-Speed Rail Vote

Later this week, the plan to build a High Speed Rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco faces a crucial vote in the California legislature.  Governor Jerry Brown asked lawmakers to release $2.7 billion of the $6 billion in bonds passed by California voters in 2008 for High Speed Rail.  Combined with $3.3 billion […]