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Chinese-owned rail company faces pushback from state as funding ban looms

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

China's government-owned CRRC is fighting for more lucrative MBTA contracts to keep its Springfield plant humming as the Trump administration looks to ban federal dollars going to the mass transit company and state lawmakers want jobs to stay local.
The Chinese Railway Rolling Stock Corp. has $800 million in contracts now to build more than 400 Orange and Red line cars at its sprawling manufacturing facility - the only one of its kind in the U.S. - but CRRC is lobbying lawmakers for more work, state Rep. Angelo Puppolo of Springfield told the Herald.
“We have a very talented workforce in...
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