Debate over a train order in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Weekly reports on a battle shaping up over an MTA purchase of up to 235 new cars for a major expansion of Los Angeles' light-rail network.
The state's most powerful labor leaders are urging the MTA not to award a $890 million rail-car contract to a Japanese company, arguing that the money should instead be pumped into the U.S. economy.
Labor leaders want the contract to go to Siemens, a German-based firm which plans to do more of the work in California. Last week, Speaker John Perez and 33 other Assembly members sent a letter urging the MTA to go with Siemens.
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