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October 26, 2011 at 11:42 AM

First Hill streetcars to be assembled by local workers at Pacifica Marine

Like the one pictured here, the streetcars currently operating in Seattle were built in the Czech Republic. The new cars will be assembled here. (Photo provided by Seattle Department of Transportation) The next streetcars in Seattle will be assembled here by local workers instead of being shipped over from the Czech Republic, as happened with the…

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October 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Local jobs making local streetcars, City of Seattle says

An upcoming contract to build First Hill Streetcar trains will include assembly jobs here in the Seattle area, the office of Mayor Mike McGinn said late Tuesday. The winning team is to be announced mid-day Wednesday in South Lake Union. Streetcar jobs have been a high-profile issue in many cities. Modern streetcars, including the first train sets…

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