The Future of Florida High-Speed Rail Tour Stops in OrlandoVIP RECEPTION (Invitation Only)
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday Nov. 8, 2010OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
9:00 am – 8:00 pm Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010
VIP reception includes appearances and brief remarks by:
- Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando
- Mayor Gow Fields, LakelandOrange County Convention Center;
West Concourse C (Level II, Hall WC)
9800 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819http://www.occc.net/
Entry to the exhibit is free. There is an $8 parking fee to park in the lot at the Convention Center, or take the 8, 38, 42, or 58 LYNX bus. (http://www.golynx.com/)
As part of the "Future of High Speed Rail Tour", a life-size model of Siemens' Velaro high-speed train will be on display Nov. 8 & 9 at the Orange Country Convention Center in Orlando. The travelling exhibit started its journey in Tampa on Oct. 7. Its final stop will be in Miami next year.
Visitors to the Orlando exhibit who board the Velaro mock-up will be treated to a multimedia experience simulating a 200 mph trip through the Florida countryside on one of the fastest passenger trains in the world. Exhibit attendees will also have an opportunity to get their questions answered by high-speed rail experts from Florida Rail Ventures, an alliance of 4 companies (Siemens, Skanska, Veolia and FCC/GlobalVia) bidding for the rights to build Florida's first-ever high-speed rail corridor. Guests will also be able to learn about the history of rail transportation and how high-speed rail is impacting other parts of the world today.
The Velaro currently operates at high-speeds in several countries around the world, including Germany, Spain, China and Russia.
For more about Siemens high-speed rail, visit www.usa.siemens.com/highspeedrail.
Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, and operates in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For more than 160 years, Siemens has built a reputation for leading-edge innovation and the quality of its products, services and solutions. With 405,000 employees in 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $104.3 billion in fiscal 2009. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $21.3 billion and employs approximately 64,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com
A division of Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII), Siemens Mobility (MO) Division is North America's leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions. Using its "Complete mobility" approach, the division focuses on networking various modes of transportation to maximize the most efficient transport of people and goods. "Complete mobility" includes operations control systems for railways, roadway traffic control systems, airport logistics solutions, postal automation, traction power supplies, rolling stock for mass transit, regional and mainline services, turnkey systems as well as forward-looking service concepts. The Mobility Division posted worldwide revenues of $8.8 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.usa.siemens.com/mobility