American-made street cars are rolling along
ManufactureThis has previously trumpeted some good news for Portland, Oregon's United Streetcar. After winning a Department of Transportation contract in 2010 to build streetcars in Arizona, the company is now gearing up to produce six cars for Portland and a possible two more for Washington DC's planned streetcar project (which is set to open in 2013).
According to The Politico's Morning Transportation email, United Streetcar may even build steetcars for Cincinnati. Company president Chandra Brown says her firm is "actively competing right now for the Cincinnati order" of five cars. She adds that a big company milestone will come when Portland's East Side loop launches, and United's first streetcar enters regular service.
United Streetcar's tenacity and successs demonstrate just how important it is for infrastructure projects to be sourced from domestic U.S. firms. Simply put, buying American-made railcars, steel, and construction components helps support good-paying jobs, and is a wise use of taxpayer money.
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