Calif. awards $352M manufacturing contract for HSR cars

11/21/2012 | ·

The California Department of Transportation awarded a $352 million deal to Sumitomo Corp. of America and Nippon Sharyo to manufacture 130 rail cars for high-speed rail systems in the state and in the Midwest, said Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. The cars will be built in Rochelle, Ill. "Our Buy America requirement ensures that rail projects -- from trains and tracks to new stations -- are built with American hands and with American-made parts and supplies," writes Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "And right now, railway suppliers have locations in 49 states and D.C. -- creating good-paying jobs across the country."

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