Transmetrics wins award for its international outreach
May 12, 2015
On October 4, 2013, the San Jose office of the Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce presented an award to Transmetrics, Inc., a civil engineering firm located in Campbell, California. The award was made to Transmetrics for its extensive international outreach network. For the past 20 years, Transmetrics has sought to develop an international network by participating in industry organizations worldwide, partnering with international firms to carry out design work, and fostering international trade exchanges in the field of public transit.
In business for the past 33 years, Transmetrics provides its professional design services to transport agencies seeking to develop light rail, heavy rail, regional rail or high speed rail facilities.
- In 1994,Transmetrics and the Southern Pacific Transportation Company partnered with the Spanish National Railways(RENFRE) to sponsor a demonstration of a Talgo high speed rail train from Sacramento to the Los Angeles Union Station. This successful event encouraged the passage of legislation which created the California High Speed Rail Commission. In 1994, Transmetrics became a subconsultant to CTCI, a Taiwanese civil engineering firm, on the design of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Project. Transmetrics engineers reviewed all bridge and tunnel drawings for compliance with the tough California seismic standards.
- Also in 1994, Transmetrics provided tunnel design advisory services to INECO, a Spanish civil engineering firm, on the Madrid to Barcelona segment of the Spanish High Speed Rail Project.
- In 2002, Transmetrics was commissioned by the City of Palmdale to conduct a tunneling study to determine the best way to cross the Tehachapi Mountains with a HSR train. Transmetrics formed an alliance with Geodata S.p.A of Turin, Italy and received assistance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to conduct the study. In January 2003, Transmetrics presented its findings and recommendations to the California High Speed Rail Commission and the Commission approved the report and established the HSR alignment through the City of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley into downtown Los Angeles.
- In 2009, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission asked Transmetrics to study five sites for a potential HSR Maintenance of Way Yard near the City of Stockton. Transmetrics partnered with the French National Railways (SNCF) and the team presented its report and recommendations in 2010. The SJRRC staff then prepared a proposal to the CAHSRA to establish one of six MOW yards in Stockton, California.
- Throughout its 33 years in business, the President and founder of Transmetrics has remained active in the international community and has hosted several delegations from several countries including Japan, China, Korea, Spain, Germany, France and Italy.