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BART shifts to local assembly for ‘Fleet of the Future’ cars

The company that manufactures BART’s Fleet of the Future cars announced Friday it is opening a rail car assembly site in Pittsburg.

Bombardier Transportation will move the assembly of the Fleet of the Future cars from upstate New York to Pittsburg in the coming months. BART officials said the new facility will employ local workers, contribute tax dollars to the local economy and greatly reduce the vehicle emissions needed to transport the cars to BART property.

The site will be about 50 miles from BART’s Hayward test track. BART representatives, local elected officials and representatives from Bombardier Transportation announced the news at a media event in Pittsburg on Friday.

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