Bera applauds new Siemens contract to build light rail vehicles in Sacramento County | Congressman Ami Bera

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Bera applauds new Siemens contract to build light rail vehicles in Sacramento County

Sep 19, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., applauds today’s announcement that local manufacturer Siemens won the contract to produce San Francisco Muni’s new light rail vehicles. This $648 million contract represents one of the largest light rail contract ever awarded in the U.S.

He made the following comment:

“Today’s announcement is incredibly exciting and a big win for Sacramento County. This is great example of a public private partnership that builds and improves our infrastructure while also creating new jobs in our region, and we need to continue to make investing in infrastructure a priority to spur our local economic growth."

Get more information on the new contract here:

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. represents Sacramento County. Born and raised in California, Bera is a physician and the only Indian American currently serving in Congress. He’s fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families and to reduce our country’s debt in a responsible way. One of Bera’s first acts in Congress was to help lead the effort to pass the No Budget No Pay Act, which says if members of Congress don’t pass a budget, they don’t get paid. As a leader of the No Labels' Problem Solvers, he’s working with people from both parties to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges. He and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their daughter Sydra. For more updates on Rep. Bera follow @RepBera on Twitter, like Congressman Bera on Facebook, or visit