Governor Quinn, Secretary LaHood Announce Landmark Railcar Manufacturing Contract for Illinois-Based Nippon Sharyo

$352 Million, Multi-State Procurement to Bring Next Generation Passenger High-Speed Rail Cars to Midwest and California

ROCHELLE --(ENEWSPF)--November 19, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Ann L. Schneider and leaders from Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) to announce that Illinois-based Nippon Sharyo has been awarded a $352 million contract from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The contract will allow Nippon Sharyo, a railcar manufacturing company which Governor Quinn recruited to Illinois, to build 130 passenger railcars that will be . . .

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