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July 18, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Officials for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Friday that they were concerned about the Iranian business connections of Siemens Corp., a potential contender for lucrative contracts to build light rail and subway cars for the agency. Siemens, which owns Siemens Transportation Systems Inc., partnered with Nokia last year to provide TCI, Iran's telecommunications company, the technology to monitor voice calls on the country's fixed and mobile telephone networks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Officials for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Friday that they were concerned about the Iranian business connections of Siemens Corp., a potential contender for lucrative contracts to build light rail and subway cars for the agency. Siemens, which owns Siemens Transportation Systems Inc., partnered with Nokia last year to provide TCI, Iran's telecommunications company, the technology to monitor voice calls on the country's fixed and mobile telephone networks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved a $13.8-million increase Thursday in its contract with Siemens Transportation Systems to buy 52 light-rail cars. The move, made despite years of unhappiness at the MTA over the timeliness and condition of the train cars it has received from Siemens, boosts costs spent on the contract to $215.2 million. The MTA also agreed to increase its budget for a shuttle and van service directed at the disabled community by $5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2002 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering adding $13.8 million today to a long troubled contract with the manufacturer of its light-rail cars, raising concern on the MTA board that the agency has mishandled the purchase and acquisition of its trains. The MTA staff has recommended that the agency's board boost the $201.4-million contract with Siemens Transportation Systems by $13.8 million. The agency says the money is needed to close out a deal that has dragged on since 1993.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1994 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rockwell International Corp. said Thursday that two of its units have signed separate contracts to help other companies build high-speed trains for Amtrak and to develop navigation and avionics systems for the world's aviation industry. Rockwell's Railroad Electronics division agreed to be a subcontractor in one of several bids to build high-speed trains for Amtrak. It would supply complete electronic systems for power units built by Siemens Transportation Systems Inc. in New York.
BUSINESS
October 8, 1996
Rockwell International Corp.'s automotive unit said Monday that it has joined forces with two major German companies, Siemens AG Transportation Systems and Voith Turbo GmbH & Co., to develop components for electrically powered buses. The three companies, which have been working together for about four months, have signed Northern California bus maker Gillig Corp. as their first customer. Terms of the contract with the Hayward-based manufacturer were not disclosed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sprawling plant on the eastern edge of Carson, the light-rail passenger cars of Los Angeles' future are being welded, molded and riveted into shape. The cars--the first such vehicles made in the United States in 50 years, their builders say--will be faster and sleeker than the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's existing light-rail cars. They will be quieter and more automated. And they will be called L.A. Standard Cars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Negotiations heated up Monday between Los Angeles County transportation officials and an Italian firm seeking to extend its contract so it can build 100 light-rail cars, a deal worth $300 million. With a decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board expected Thursday, agency CEO Art Leahy released a memo recommending against exercising AnsaldoBreda's contract options for the 100 cars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2009 | Maeve Reston
Los Angeles County transportation officials Thursday delayed for two months a decision on whether to extend the contract options of AnsaldoBreda, an Italian rail-car maker that has pledged to build a plant in downtown Los Angeles if it gets the $300-million deal.
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun receiving the first of dozens of expensive, new Italian-made subway cars for Metro Rail extensions that won't be completed for years, if ever. Although the MTA plans to rotate the surplus cars into service, rows of sleek, stainless-steel vehicles will still sit empty--like a train with nowhere to go--at a yard near Union Station. The transit agency has received the first six of the 74 cars, purchased at a cost of $145 million.
NEWS
July 5, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun receiving the first of dozens of expensive, new Italian-made subway cars for Metro Rail extensions that won't be completed for years, if ever. Although the MTA plans to rotate the surplus cars into service, rows of sleek, stainless-steel vehicles will still sit empty--like a train with nowhere to go--at a yard near Union Station. The transit agency has received the first six of the 74 cars, purchased at a cost of $145 million.
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