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More good news for Sacramento’s Siemens factory

Sacramento’s Siemens factory has won another mass-transit contract, this time a $40.4 million deal with the transit system in Charlotte, N.C.

Siemens will build six S70 streetcars for the Charlotte Area Transit System under a deal announced late Monday.

The new cars will add to the fleet of 42 light-rail vehicles built by Siemens and already operating on the Charlotte system.

The Charlotte contract is the latest in a string of projects announced recently by Siemens’ south Sacramento factory, which employs 1,000 workers. A month ago Siemens got a $187 million contract to build light-rail cars for San Diego’s transit system. Just a week before that, it got a $118 million deal with the system in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.

And in September, the Siemens plant won a whopping $554 million contract to build transit cars for Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

Dale Kasler: 916-321-1066, @dakasler

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