California’s high-speed rail is taking shape. This Sacramento manufacturer may play a part


A Sacramento manufacturing plant could stand to benefit from the $3.1 billion federal grant awarded last month to revive an over-budget and overdue high-speed rail project between Merced and Bakersfield. Siemens Mobility, the German company whose North American train manufacturing hub is in Sacramento, is one of two bidders the California High-Speed Rail Authority selected to vie for $561 million they have allocated to pay for train cars. The authority announced on Jan. 5 that it had determined that Siemens and French-manufacturer Alstom both had the technical expertise to bid on building the high-speed trains.

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