Hitachi In North America

TRANSPORTATIONRail projects are driving mass transit in the U.S. What to do when your city’s mass transit cars are past their prime? You call Hitachi. Hitachi Rail USA, Inc. opened a Metrorail manufacturing facility in Miami- Dade County in 2016. The facility will manufacture 136 rail cars needed to replace the county’s aging Metrorail eet. The new metro system will be equipped with low energy consumption capabilities and Wi-Fi connections for passengers. The rail cars will also include sensors to alert operators to maintenance issues, which will reduce downtime. The rst cars will be completed by the end of 2016. In addition to the Miami-Dade project, Hitachi is also building rail cars for Honolulu, Hawaii in its Pittsburg, California manufacturing facility. When the system begins operations in 2018, it will be the rst driverless rail transit system in the U.S.Social Innovation in Action14 Hitachi in North America