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  •  hmmm ... (2+ / 0-)
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    webranding, Trotskyrepublican

    Florida could benefit from rising global competition among high-speed rail vendors. In addition to Alstom, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Siemens AG and Bombardier Inc. build systems around the world. China recently entered the fray with several companies of its own, and the Obama administration has invited all comers to bid on U.S. projects.

    Wouldn't it be great if there were an American company that could compete?

    •  Yeah, I Mentioned That When That Story (2+ / 0-)
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      jrooth, Trotskyrepublican

      was first posted here. FL bought $500M in engines from Siemens. They are even electric. Makes you wonder why somebody like GE or GM couldn't be making these darn things.

      "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

      by webranding on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 01:14:27 PM PST

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