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Congress is considering legislation that would ban U.S. transit agencies from using federal funds to purchase passenger railcars from a CRRC subsidiary located in the U.S. and would, in effect, prohibit U.S. transit agencies from purchasing passenger railcars from CRRC subsidiaries in the future.

While the legislation would negatively affect CRRC Sifang America Incorporated and CRRC MA Corporation, the greatest impact of the legislation would be on the current employees of the two U.S. subsidiaries, on U.S. transit agencies, and on U.S. taxpayers who ultimately bear the financial burden of modernizing passenger railcar fleets.

Since there is not a single U.S. company that manufactures passenger railcars, eliminating the largest and most coveted passenger railcar manufacturer from contract consideration by transit agencies will inevitably stifle competition, increase costs, compromise product quality, and ultimately impact public transportation and the people who are most dependent on this form of transportation.

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Support for CRRC

“The critics also fantasize that the Chinese company could incorporate technology to spy on Americans or sabotage transit systems. Said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, ‘China poses a clear and present danger to our national security and has already infiltrated our rail and bus manufacturing industries.’ If by ‘infiltrated’ he means that Chinese firms have built factories and won contracts for rail cars and buses, he’s right. But what’s wrong with that? Foreign investment is good for the U.S. economy and American workers. Transit agencies benefit from having more choices.

If the legislation becomes law, it will cost American jobs and needlessly raise the cost of mass transit. It deserves to be left at the station”-Editorial Board, The Chicago Tribune

“Since there is not a single U.S. company that manufactures passenger railcars, eliminating the largest and most coveted passenger railcar manufacturer from contract consideration by transit agencies will inevitably result in the loss of good-paying union manufacturing jobs as well as stifle competition, increase costs, compromise product quality, and ultimately impact public transportation and the people who are most dependent on this form of transportation” – James White Jr., Director of Strategic Campaigns for SMART (Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation)

“Losing the company would not only cost jobs in Massachusetts, but also leave one fewer competitor in the marketplace for subway trains, potentially raising costs for cash-strapped transit agencies. Congressional Democrats who demand action on climate change on one hand shouldn’t be making it harder for localities to provide environmentally friendly mass transit options with the other.

The legislation isn’t a done deal yet. The Massachusetts delegation — and anyone else in Congress who cares about public transportation — ought to make it a priority to stop the bill in its tracks.” –Editorial Board, The Boston Globe

“The proposed restrictions on rail cars and buses threatens the livelihood of hundreds of American workers, along with those of the families they support and businesses they patronize. Their paychecks may be signed by a Chinese company, but the benefits of their work accrue in the U.S.” –Editorial Board, The Los Angeles Times

“We might willingly pay the higher prices because we want domestic control of our telecommunications infrastructure. We might willingly pay more because of some protectionist belief that global trade is somehow bad. But we need to make these decisions to protect ourselves deliberately and rationally, recognizing both the risks and the costs. And while I’m worried about our 5G infrastructure built using Chinese hardware, I’m not worried about our subway cars.” –opinion by Bruce Schneier, CNN

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