Quinn announces a $352 million, multi-state procurement to bring next generation passenger high-speed rail cars to the midwest and California.
Governor Pat Quinn made a stop in Rochelle Monday to visit Illinois-based Nippon Sharyo. The company has been awarded a $352 million contract from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The contract will allow Nippon Sharyo, a railcar manufacturing company which Governor Quinn recruited to Illinois, to build 130 passenger railcars that will be delivered throughout the Midwest and California starting in 2015. The announcement will put people back to work and advance the governor's efforts to build a 21st century rail system in Illinois.