January 23, 2007
United Streetcar is the subsidiary that Oregon Iron Works has formed to construct a prototype domestic streetcar (in partnership with Skoda). Here's the big press event with a long list of VIPs:
United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Oregon Iron Works, Inc. (OIW), has been selected to produce the nation’s first modern, domestically-produced streetcar. OIW has signed an exclusive technology transfer agreement with a well-known European manufacturer of rail vehicles, Skoda s.r.o. Please join us to celebrate this event.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Oregon Iron Works, Inc.
9700 SE Lawnfield Road
Governor Ted Kulongoski
Congressman Peter DeFazio
Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Congresswoman Darlene Hooley
Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader
Portland Mayor Tom Potter
Portland Commissioner Sam Adams
TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen
Portland Streetcar, Inc. Chair Michael Powell
January 23, 2007 7:32 AM
Glad you posted this. I'm interested in attending, but had no idea it was even on the calender.
March 27, 2007 10:45 AM
It seems like a good time for Oregon to get into the streetcar manufacturing business. When Dubai begins to move towards an idea (currently they're building tall buildings and palm frond islands), it creates tremendous demand for components: some reports say 15-25 percent of all construction cranes worldwide are in Dubai, the small Emirate in the UAE.