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March 2014

Rail News: Amtrak

Amtrak and CHSRA seek job-creation strategy from high-speed train manufacturers

The Amtrak and California High-Speed Rail Authority request for proposals for a high-speed trainset manufacturer includes a unique provision: Bidders must submit details on how they would create U.S. manufacturing jobs and train workers. In this web-exclusive article, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy National Policy Director Madeline Janis discusses the job-creation provision, and how it could set a new precedent for transit agencies seeking to purchase new rolling stock.

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