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Round-up: Buy American edition

To celebrate our country's birth, we present a handful of patriotic transit developments:

  • First US-made streetcar goes into service (Infrastructurist)
  • New buyer revives domestic DMU railcar manufacturer (Trains for America)
  • Hydrogen fuel-cell locomotive unveiled in Topeka (Topeka Capital-Journal)

Enjoy the holiday and stay safe!

1 Comment so far

  1. Casey July 12th, 2009 10:16 am

    If Jane Jacobs, the Godmother of new urbanism is to be believed, import substitution is the only true engine of economic growth. An area builds something it formerly imported. It then makes money on the new product, which is kept in the local economy. I hope we see more of this kind of thing in the future.

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