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A Chance to Stand Up for American Workers

The Washington Post broke the big news last week that Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) officials have picked Hitachi Rail to build the next series of Metrorail cars.

There appear to be some good things in this deal. Part of the $1 billion contract is likely to include incentives to build an assembly plant in the mid-Atlantic, for example. And it’s especially good news that WMATA didn’t go with the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), a Chinese state-owned company that poses major economic and national security risks.

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