Daymond Rice, Chair, VICA, Councilmember Mitch Englander, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz during the roundtable. Behind them is a self-powered hybrid heritage-style trolley that can carry 75 passengers. The TIG/m plant in Chatsworth, provided the backdrop for the Mayor's roundtable with business leaders from across the City of Los Angeles, meeting to discuss their efforts to create jobs and lift the local economy out of recession. TIG/m manufactures fully self-powered, sustainable-design streetcars, contributing to LA's role as a leading global clean technology hub and helping to grow the City's export economy by building projects around the world, including a 2,000 acre residential
and recreational trolley system in Baja California and is currently working on a trolley system in a mixed-use development in San Antonio,TX. They are also in the running to build a green trolley service in Doha, Qatar, and currently contracted for a system in Dubai, UAE.
Their sustainable streetcars systems have been used to improve circulation and public transit use, revitalize urban cores, promote mixed-use development, and bring green transportation options to residential neighborhoods. The Mayor's Office and the Minority
Business Development Agency Business Center - Los Angeles (MBC-LA) have worked with TIG/m to help them identify financing and procure contracts around the country and internationally. (Dean Musgrove/Staff Photographer)