Amtrak Is Spending $466 Million To Buy 70 Electric High-Speed Trains

Posted Nov 4, 2010

Amtrak is spending $466 million for purchasing 70 electric high-speed trains to “provide improved performance and reliability for its Northeast intercity passenger rail services.” Siemens will be handling the contract. About 250 new jobs will be created in Sacramento, Norwood, Ohio, and Alpharetta, Georgia. ?These locomotives will be built in America using renewable energy and provide cleaner, more efficient movement of people on the most heavily traveled rail route in the country,? stated Siemens Industry, Inc. president and CEO Daryl Dulaney. [Inhabitat]