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One of the more interesting subplots to the news that the China-XpressWest deal is off are the complaints about Buy America rules. XpressWest cited those issues explicitly in explaining their decision to end the deal: The biggest challenge has been a federal funding requirement that high-speed trains be manufactured in the United States, even though […]

Jun 12th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Siemens, the German railcar manufacturer with a factory in Sacramento where they hope to build trainsets for California high speed rail, mocked up a high speed train at the State Capitol this week: Photo by Keith Dunn The German engineering company is exhibiting one of its high-speed train cars in front of the State Capitol […]

Feb 27th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Siemens has long been hoping to add high speed trains to the passenger rail vehicles it builds at its Sacramento plant. Now they will, thanks to All Aboard Florida: The Siemens plant in South Sacramento will build the locomotives and passenger cars for All Aboard Florida, a high-speed rail system that could begin operation well […]

Sep 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Earlier this week Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 16, a bill by Fresno Assemblymember Henry Perea to encourage high speed train cars to be made in California. “Simply put, these bills make it easier for people to do business in California,” Gov. Brown said in a news release. Authored by Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, Assembly […]

Sep 27th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized