Bombardier Showcases its State-of-the-Art Rail Technologies and Services at APTA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO

  • Visitors fully experience Bombardier’s market-leading urban transportation solutions
  • Award-winning rail worker safety technology on display, with first-hand demonstration
  • Bombardier highlights the measurable benefits of its global Services offering

Rail technology leaderBombardier Transportation today inaugurated its exhibit at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. From October 9th to the 11th, Bombardier’s exhibit will highlight its urban mobility solutions under the theme “We Move Cities”.

“We are demonstrating, once again, at APTA EXPO our technological innovations and rail solutions that redefine the future of urban transportation in North America,” said Benoît Brossoit, President, Americas Region, Bombardier Transportation. “As the industry's innovation leader, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of future-oriented, city-focused solutions. These smart solutions help cities breathe, create lasting economic growth, and take citizens where they need to go in comfort and style.”

Bombardier Transportation’s presence at APTA EXPO will be centered on an immersive virtual reality experience that gives visitors an opportunity to travel through a 3-D representation of Atlanta and see how Bombardier’s leading-edge technology moves cities. The innovative solutions featured in this one- of-a-kind presentation include the BOMBARDIER MOVIA Maxx metro platform, the BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 light rail system, and the market-leading BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 elevated system. With seamless integration in the urban transportation ecosystem, these technologies bring added-value to improve the passenger experience and increase ridership.

Another key highlight of the exhibition will be Bombardier’s global services offering and the measurable benefits it brings to transit authorities. The Bombardier Services team is well-known for providing and supporting transit systems across the Americas with a full portfolio of services from fleet operations and maintenance to overhaul and refurbishment programs, as well as with modern material and technology solutions. With innovative maintenance and signaling technology, such as the BOMBARDIER OPTIFLO system, Bombardier improves performance and helps reduce rail assets’ maintenance costs and availability.

Bombardier’s award-winning TRACKSAFE technology will be prominently featured this year. On Tuesday, October 10th, at 1:30 p.m., representatives from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and Bombardier will present the results of its demonstration project to implement the technology and help reduce track work hazards, while improving safety, productivity, and train service. For more information and to see this ground-breaking innovation first-hand, Annual Meeting attendees will be able to sign up for a technical tour of the MARTA North Springs Station on Wednesday, October 11th, at 1:15 p.m. where TRACKSAFE technology helps keep wayside workers safe.

Come visit us at the APTA EXPO exhibition, Hall C – Booth 8731, from October 9th to the 11th.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada and our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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