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Waltz: Building Future-Ready Solutions
Matt Kopel
Chief Executive Officer
Waltz
Waltz is deeply rooted in innovation and making sure we're
building future-ready solutions. Our ability to pioneer an industryfirst access control system for public
transit fare payment is the result of a
wide range of technological advancements built on a mobile platform.
These include computer vision and
machine learning advancements (think
artificial intelligence and self-driving
cars); inexpensive, scalable cloud computing; highly accurate location services; and
a digital convergence within the transit,
security and advertising sectors. Collabo-

ration is crucial in the new economy!
These technologies enable a reboot
around how transit fare payment
systems are designed, developed and
implemented. They create an environment for fresh perspective and new
ideas that fundamentally transform
transit agencies' operations, reduce costs
and provide a better customer experience.
Waltz has an innovative solution that
leverages the ubiquity of smartphones,
the security of optical conversations and
the latest techniques around extensibility and scalability of elastic computing
infrastructure.
Our work is helping to overcome
many of the challenges public transit
agencies face.

Siemens: Energy Efficient Vehicles, Automation Technologies
Michael Cahill
President
Siemens Rolling Stock
Traffic jams, heavily congested
cities and a crowded airspace
near capacity across the U.S.
are creating a revitalized interest in rail
transportation.
As more and more Americans rely on
rail to provide more comfortable and
convenient travel, we're looking at how
to continue expanding and modernizing
these systems.
Siemens is building new generations
of energy-efficient, low-emissions vehicles at our solar powered Sacramento,
CA, rail manufacturing hub for customers across North America. These include

light rail vehicles for San Francisco,
new trainsets for the Brightline system
in Florida and electric and diesel locomotives for seven different customers.
We also believe that digitalization
provides a significant opportunity
to improve U.S. rail travel. Siemens is
already providing intelligent automation technologies to run more trains in
the same amount of time in New York
City, supplying critical safety systems to
monitor and control train movement on
the Northeast Corridor. And we've introduced a new Digital Rail Services business that will use billions of data points
to increase efficiency and improve asset
management for rail providers across the
country.

High Ridership on
Cincinnati Bell Connector
ON TOP OF ACHIEVING the halfmillion-rider mark only eight months
after it entered service, the Cincinnati
Bell Connector streetcar provided more
than 13,000 passenger trips over the
four-day Memorial Day weekend, serving the Taste of Cincinnati and other
celebrations downtown.
The holiday weekend ridership totaled
2,709 for May 26, 5,010 for May 27,
3,215 for May 28 and 2,479 for May 29.
Between the introduction of service Sept. 9, 2016, and May 16, the
Cincinnati Bell Connector reported

511,196 rides. All figures are preliminary.
To add to its convenience this summer,
the streetcar is offering a new "Connect
to Summer Fun" pass that provides
unlimited rides for $33 per month.
The city owns and funds the streetcar, which is managed by the Southwest
Ohio Regional Transit Authority and
operated by Transdev. The Cincinnati
Bell Connector streetcar is intended
to expand transportation options and
enhance livability by connecting downtown, the riverfront and the historic
Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

Now That's
A Heavy Lift
Stertil-Koni makes lifts for
passenger rail vehicles, as shown
in this throwback photo of its
mobile column lifts holding a light
rail train on loan from Dallas Area
Rapid Transit to the Utah Transit
Authority in time for the 2002
Winter Olympics.

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