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Old 10-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #13
winstonoboogie
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Re: New Red and Orange Line Cars

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Originally Posted by DominusNovus View Post

Though I am convinced that the whole "assembled in MA" thing is utterly pointless at best, and a waste of time and resources most likely.
While in the end it might be a positive, there is a possibility that some qualified builders might not think its worth the cost and effort to set up a facility in Mass, and might choose not to bid. All of the established builders already have U.S. assembly facilities to meet the "Buy America" requirement for U.S. orders. Bombardier, Kawasaki, Alstom, and CAF all have facilities in New York state, Kawasaki also builds shells in Lincoln Nebraska. Nippon-Sharyo just built a facility in Illinois. Siemens has a facility in California, and Kinki-Sharyo is building a new facility in California.
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