Rail transport

International Truck Launches Newly Designed MV™ Series

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 8:41pm

"The new International MV Series features thoughtful design that includes premier safety features, head-turning styling, simplified TEM integration and uptime enhancements," said Debbie Shust, vice president, Medium-Duty Truck.

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  • "The new International MV Series features thoughtful design that includes premier safety features, head-turning styling, simplified TEM integration and uptime enhancements," said Debbie Shust, vice president, Medium-Duty Truck.
  • The new MV Series was purposely designed for increased maneuverability, visibility and safety.
  • The MV Series includes standard halogen headlights, with newly introduced, optional LED headlights to provide longer life and improved visibility.
  • The new International MV Series features numerous enhancements that increase the performance capability of the vehicle.

STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator Announces Open Application

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

The 2022 STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator invites startups working on solutions enabling the electrification of consumer and industrial tools, electric vehicles,micro-mobility and battery technology to apply now through November 23.

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  • The 2022 STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator invites startups working on solutions enabling the electrification of consumer and industrial tools, electric vehicles,micro-mobility and battery technology to apply now through November 23.
  • The 2022 Accelerator will run in-person from February 14 through May 12 in Baltimore.
  • The STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator is driven by Techstars' world-renowned accelerator program and playbook, helping startups scale their vision into a thriving business.
  • Daring founders and diverse startups are encouraged to learn more about the STANLEY+Techstars Accelerator and apply here .

ABF Freight to Host Dallas Hiring Event

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that its less-than-truckload carrier, ABF Freight, will host a two-day hiring event September 30 and October 1 in Dallas, Texas.

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  • FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ArcBest (Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, is pleased to announce that its less-than-truckload carrier, ABF Freight, will host a two-day hiring event September 30 and October 1 in Dallas, Texas.
  • ABF Freight is seeking candidates for city drivers, full-time and part-time dock workers, driver trainees and shop technicians.
  • "Dallas is an important service center in the ABF network, and we are looking to grow our team in this location to accommodate business growth," said Seth Runser, ABF Freight president.
  • On September 30 and October 1, ABF will host interested candidates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its Dallas service center located at 4242 Irving Blvd., Dallas, TX.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Partners in New Concession of Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Joint Venture with Keolis and Mitsubishi Corp.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:11am

The business concession had been awarded to Keolis-MHI and includes the Dubai Metro, an urban rail network inaugurated in 2009, and the Dubai Tram that started operating in 2014.

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  • The business concession had been awarded to Keolis-MHI and includes the Dubai Metro, an urban rail network inaugurated in 2009, and the Dubai Tram that started operating in 2014.
  • Keolis-MHI will also be responsible for the maintenance of Dubai Metro, as it looks to contribute to building safe and smooth transport systems worldwide.
  • Dubai Metro will be providing critical transportation for the EXPO 2020 Dubai that starts on 1 October 2021.
  • His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) said: "Dubai Metro currently constitutes the backbone of transportation systems in Dubai.

CAPITOL CORRIDOR OFFERS 30% TRAVEL DISCOUNT THROUGH END OF 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:41pm

Oakland, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To welcome riders on board and promote train ridership, the Capitol Corridor is introducing a 30% discount on one-way and round-trip fares.

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  • Oakland, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To welcome riders on board and promote train ridership, the Capitol Corridor is introducing a 30% discount on one-way and round-trip fares.
  • The travel discount is just the beginning of our celebration of the rail corridors 30thanniversary.
  • In time for fall travel plans, the 30% off discount is available for travel now through December 31, 2021, with no black-out dates or advance-purchase requirement.
  • Promotional tickets must be purchased online at Discount Offers & Travel Promotions(www.capitolcorridor.org/save30) or on the Amtrak mobile app (enter code V530).Offer cannot be purchased via station agent.

All-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback Earn IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Ratings

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:39pm

MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 23, 2021 /CNW/ -The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback have earned the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating.

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  • MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 23, 2021 /CNW/ -The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback have earned the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating.
  • The new Civic, which has long set the standard for small car safety performance, achieved the Institute's highest possible ratings in all evaluated categories.
  • This includes Civic's standard front crash prevention system, which earned "SUPERIOR" ratings from IIHS in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance tests.
  • While not yet evaluated, it is anticipated that the 2022 Civic Sedan and Hatchback will earn this distinction.

KORE Power Signs Joint Development Agreement with Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc. to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Transition

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:30pm

KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) and Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc. (ZEV) have signed a joint development agreement to bring together two leading U.S. clean energy innovators to design, develop and manufacture low-cost, highly configurable electric vehicle solutions that accelerate electrification of the transportation sector.

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  • KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) and Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc. (ZEV) have signed a joint development agreement to bring together two leading U.S. clean energy innovators to design, develop and manufacture low-cost, highly configurable electric vehicle solutions that accelerate electrification of the transportation sector.
  • KORE is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-energy-density lithium-ion pouch cells and module configurations for the electric vehicle and energy sector applications.
  • KORE and ZEV bring new levels of ingenuity to the electric vehicle space.
  • Under the agreement, the KORE and ZEV teams focus on three key challenges facing electric vehicle applicationsthermal management, safety, and module and pack configurability towards higher energy and power densities.

Amsted Rail Partners with Alstom to Supply 200 Commuter Railcars for Chicago's Metra

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amsted Rail Transit , a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of complete bogie systems and end-of-car components, is proud to partner with Alstom to supply 200 new multilevel railcars for Metra, the commuter rail system serving the Chicago metropolitan area.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amsted Rail Transit , a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of complete bogie systems and end-of-car components, is proud to partner with Alstom to supply 200 new multilevel railcars for Metra, the commuter rail system serving the Chicago metropolitan area.
  • The base order is for 200 railcars, with a possibility to expand the offering.
  • By adding Amsted Rail bogies to the railcar, Alstom is ensuring Metra can deliver a smoother, safer riding experience while at the same time enhancing fleet operational performance.
  • Amsted Rail is the world's leading provider of undercarriage and end-of-car railcar components for the freight and passenger rail markets, with manufacturing facilities spanning six continents.

Global Automotive Fly Wheel Market Report 2021-2026 - Increasing Demand for Light Weight and Energy Efficient Vehicles - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 10:02am

The Global Automotive Fly Wheel Market is driven by the increasing demand for light weight and energy efficient vehicles that require lesser fuel.

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  • The Global Automotive Fly Wheel Market is driven by the increasing demand for light weight and energy efficient vehicles that require lesser fuel.
  • Additionally, increasing consumer needs for more comfort, enhanced safety, aesthetics, among others are further expected to propel the market growth.
  • The Global Automotive Fly Wheel Market is segmented based on vehicle type, product type, application, electric vehicle type, demand category, technology, material, company and region.
  • Based on the vehicle type, the market has been categorized into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles.

New Roll-A-Rack System Enables Solar Panels On Ballasted Roofs Without Additional Weight

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:05pm

Ballasted membrane roofs relay on evenly distributed weight for their structural support, but the design often leaves little room for additional load, such as solar panels.

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  • Ballasted membrane roofs relay on evenly distributed weight for their structural support, but the design often leaves little room for additional load, such as solar panels.
  • The roof ballast, along with the weight of the solar panels, properly secure the roof without adding weight and compromising its integrity.
  • "Roll-A-Rack makes solar feasible for nearly all ballasted membrane roofs without adding any additional deadload," said Don Scipione, company founder.
  • "Our system enables the weight of the solar panels and the racking system to become part of the ballast that secures the roof.