Boston Herald

American railway cars

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With all the money being thrown around by the Biden administra­tion, wouldn’t you think that some should be used to create jobs for manufactur­ing railway cars? Our own MBTA signed up for an $800 million deal with the Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corp. L.A. is launching a $647 million dollar deal with the same company. Lydia Rivera, spokespers­on for CRRC, states, “It’s a rail-car maker and there are no U.S. rail-car companies.” Why not, I ask. Whether it is manufactur­ing solar panels, railway cars, lithium batteries for electric cars, it appears that America is asleep at the switch.

— Don Houghton, Quincy

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