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GE Transportation Supports 2013 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill

Chicago -- Today, Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Transportation, a unit of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), released a statement in support of the 2013 Railroad Day on Capitol Hill:

“Railroads are the backbone of the economy, and GE Transportation is proud to support the U.S. freight rail industry,”said Lorenzo Simonelli, President and CEO of GE Transportation. “Freight rail is the most efficient, cleanest, and safest way to haul goods and commodities to communities across the nation. It is critical that the U.S. freight rail system stayseconomically vital so that small and large freight railroads alike can continue to invest their own capital in these essential transportation networks.We’re proud to supply the advanced locomotives, service support, and the signaling and intelligent control technology that fuels the nation’s freight railroads.”

GE Transportation, which has built locomotives for over 100 years, has more than 20,000 locomotives operating around the globe. In addition to manufacturing freight and passenger locomotives, GE Transportation is also an industry leader in rail signaling, communications, control and information systems. 

 

About GE Transportation: 

GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), solves the world’s toughest transportation challenges. GE Transportation builds equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries. Our fuel-efficient and lower-emissions freight and passenger locomotives, diesel engines for rail, marine and stationary power applications, signaling and software solutions, drive systems for mining trucks, and value-added services help customers grow. GE Transportation is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and employs approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. 

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