Public Transport on the Move in the West of the USA.



The Group enjoys Dinner at the Airie Restaurant in Snowbird, UT. Clockwise from the left: Kurt Metz (Organisor & Tour Guide), Marina Winder (Secretary General of the Stadler Rail Group), Jürg Lüthard, Michael A. Allegra (Promotor of a cog railway to Snowbird), Martin Ritter (CEO Stadler Rail Inc., USA), Dawn Bailey (Communication & Markeing Manager Stadler Rail Inc.), Rita Flubacher, Bernard Wuthrich, Sylvain Meillasson, Alexander Schaeffer, Anitra Green, Gerhard Lob, Norwin K. Voegeli (Owner and CEO of United Rail) and our driver/guide Jacob Splan (Construction Manager, Stadler Rail Inc.). Missing are  Philippe Revaz (who joined us at Salt Lake City only) and Benno Estermann of Siemens who took a time-out.

Presentations & Background Info.

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  • Seattle
    United Rail and The Buy America Act, Norwin K. Voegeli
  • The Sound Transit Story, Zach Shaner
    Siemens (Press Release): 30 Stadtbahnwagen für Seattle und den Pouget Sound
  • Portland
    Doppelmayr USA, Aerial Tram, Ray Gardner
    Siemens (Press Release): Bahntechnologie für Portland
  • Sacramento
    Siemens Passenger Rail Manufacturing Plant in Sacramento, Armin Kick
    California High Speed Authority: Connecting and Transforming California, Lisa Maria Alley, Frank Vacia & Paul Neal
  • Salt Lake City
    High Quality Railway Vehicles by Stadler Rail USA, Martin Ritter
    ABB Traction, Edgar V. Keller
    Utah's Mountain Transit, Michael A. Allegra
  • Oakland
    BART Oakland Airport Connector, Jacob Fagan, Doppelmayr Cable Car USA
  • San Francisco
    Alstom, Laurent Fromont (will follow)
    Bombardier (Factsheet), Innovia Automated People Mover System at SFO Int APT
    Siemens (Press Release): 175 Stadtbahnwagen für SFO
  • General
    Siemens (Press Release): Presence in the USA
    Siemens (Press Release): 34 Loks für 3 Bundesstaaten

Stadler Rail Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.

October 2017: Salt Lake City, Utah, on 250'000 square meters of land with railroad link, quick access to Interstate 80 and near the international airport... Stadler Rail Inc. building its North American Headquarters and Construction Plant. The photo was taken on 1 March 2018
by Jacob Splan, Construction Manager.

The opening is planned by the end of 2018. The capacity of the facility is about a thousand work places.


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