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U.S. Doling Out $336 Million to Help States Buy New Trains

California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri to receive funds to buy locomotives, with strict ‘Buy America’ requirements.

In 2009, some 30 foreign and domestic rail manufacturers promised to employ American workers and locate or expand their base of operations in the United States if they are selected for high-speed rail contracts, according to the department.

[Industry Week]