NewCities Welcomes Bombardier Transportation as Corporate Member

September 28, 2012 – The NewCities Foundation today announced the addition of rail technology leader, Bombardier Transportation, as its newest corporate member.  Bombardier is NewCities first member dedicated to rail transportation and joins a prestigious list of business, public sector, academic and non-profit thought leaders who share the same vision: creating more sustainable, dynamic, creative and just global cities.

The need for integrated transport solutions is essential to the success, future livability and competitiveness of cities around the world.  With 70 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, finding efficient and environmentally friendly mobility solutions is one of the most acute challenges facing all cities globally. Metropolitan areas around the world, in developed and emerging regions, are looking for new best practices that integrate different modes of transport into future urban mobility solutions. Together with Bombardier and other foundation members, NewCities will be launching initiatives aimed at contributing innovative ideas to this critical urban challenge.

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Thomas Ledwell
Director of Communications
NewCities
tledwell@newcitiesfoundation.org
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About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance for operators and passengers. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s only 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. Bombardier vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, Bombardier posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD.

For more information about Bombardier please visit: www.bombardier.com.

About the NewCities Foundation

NewCities is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to making cities more inclusive, connected, healthy and vibrant. Focusing on people, places and policies, we bring together a global network of public and private sector leaders and Urban Tech innovators to foster results-oriented collaboration. We also produce actionable research that can be implemented by decision-makers across sectors.

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