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Bay area rapid transit or -- as it's known is the nation's first transit agency to give preferential consideration.
To companies that manufacture most of their trains in the U west it's a move that makes the agency eligible for federal funds.
Now part is replacing nearly 800 trains which are among the oldest in the country with the so called fleet of the future made in the US.
The agency spending three billion dollars to do it more than it might cost to buy these trains.
If they're manufactured overseas but -- president says it's worth it.
It's our commitment not only to use the patrons -- but also to our fellow Americans.
And then a recovery towards the recovery of this recession do everything that we can to help the economy.
And put -- Americans are unemployed back to work.
Ironically bar is looking at 34 and -- makers all with assembly plant in the eastern United States.
The one that uses the most American made components.
From engine parts to seat cushions will stand a better chance of winning the lucrative -- but it is a lot of money Greg and proof that doing business -- -- in America isn't always cheap.
And one economist we spoke -- thinks that Bart passengers will get hit with higher fares.
They already admitted in their paperwork that Pete -- going to be five to 10% greater.
As a result of this.
Process -- by American process.
-- would have been otherwise -- those dollars have to come from somewhere and most likely they're gonna come from the writers.
In the next few weeks Bart will decide which foreign company will be the winner of this by American policy with the first new trains rolling out by 2070.
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