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THE ISSUE: Cities all over the country are struggling to build light-rail systems
OUR POSITION: Looking back, our system was one of the best investments we ever made
The news that Siemens Transportation Systems has won yet another contract to manufacture a light-rail system -- this time a pact with Houston worth $120 million -- just serves to remind us what a remarkable investment we made when Sacramento decided to build light rail. Adding two light-rail manufacturers to our. local economy was among the most peripheral of many benefits.
Sacramento was one of the first American cities to go for light rail. San Diego launched in 1978, and Sacramento …