LaHood, Blumenauer Christen New Portland Streetcars

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) in Portland today to christen the city’s new fleet of made-in-the-U.S. streetcars.

The streetcars, the first to be crafted in America in 58 years, are manufactured by Oregon Iron Works. The 65-year-old company has won agreements to build six for the city of Portland and seven for the city of Tuscon, Arizona.

Check out a close-up of Portland’s new ride after the jump, courtesy of Blumenauer’s office.

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