Monday, October 5, 2009

Light Rail Manufacturing

A last year, we had a light rail expert Brent Graham present to the Township of Langley Council on how our region could be a light rail manufacturing hub with our connectivity to the West Coast, Edmonton, and Calgary. Well, it appears that another region has heeded his advice, Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday praised the planned construction of a light-rail car manufacturing plant along the Los Angeles River, saying it would bring "decent middle-class jobs" and attract clean technology firms to a city hard-hit by the national recession.

Italian rail-car maker AnsaldoBreda agreed to build a $70-million plant as part of its successful bid to deliver 100 additional light-rail cars to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Our recently purchase SkyTrain cars were made in Mexico...

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