Highway Updates: First Zero-emission hydrogen intercity passenger trains coming to San Bernardino County

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Caltrans announced the signing of a historic $80 million contract with Stadler Rail, Inc. to deliver the first zero-emission, hydrogen intercity passenger trains in North America, furthering California’s standing as a world leader in clean air transportation.The vehicles will be based on Stadler’s successful Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train (FLIRT) concept, extending work done with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority to develop self-powered multiple-unit trains using zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells without the need of a separate locomotive. The purchase is funded through Gov. Gavin Newsom’s historic $10 billion, multi-year zero-emission vehicle package, which included $407 million for the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to demonstrate and p
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