$3.7M BART cars likely to be built overseas

BART is about to begin replacing its rail cars with 775 new ones – a necessary step for reliable service and a state of good repair. Matier and Ross report today that none of the five vendors who responded to the bid are based in the US – so despite “Buy American” rules, it’s likely that the cars will be assembled overseas. (Here’s BART’s summary of the “fleet of the Future” project.)