Continuing to Invest in our Local Streetcar Manufacturing Capacity

The good news this morning is that the Federal Transit Administration has awarded $2.4M to TriMet (most of it will eventually flow to Oregon Iron Works) for the purpose of using our prototype streetcar to investigate and develop:

  • A U.S.-made (Rockwell) propulsion system
  • Battery technology that would allow the vehicle to operate for some distance without overhead catenary wires

Can you say “competitive advantage for local jobs”?

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