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  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by farecard
 
He also said a lack of U.S.-based rail car builders is just an excuse when he says there is no shortage of manufacturers that would start or move operations within the United States to acquire a $1 billion project that would last several years.
Haven't we been down the "Win the contract, then learn how to build the product later" route once already?
  by daybeers
 
Iiinteresting...
  by Sand Box John
 
davinp
Manufacturing group accuses Metro of sidestepping ‘Buy America’ clause for new rail cars
Metro said there are no U.S. manufacturers of passenger rail cars to contract
https://www.washingtonpost.com/transpor ... rail-cars/


Do any of these American steelworkers and U.S. manufacturers have the facilities and tooling to make the stainless steel parts and weld them together from 70% US sourced material.
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