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Buy America rules raising costs for U.S. transit systems, study says

Posted on July 11, 2017

Source: American Action Forum
Source: American Action Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Buy America rules, which requires 60% of rolling stock components be American-made,  may be forcing some U.S. transit systems to spend more money, according to a new study, reported The Hill.

According to the study by the center-right think tank, American Action Forum, in the case of metro system procurements, U.S. metro cars are 34% more expensive than foreign procurements, an average of $700,000 per car.

President Trump has repeatedly promised that his policies, including his massive infrastructure proposal, would require companies to buy and hire American, reported The Hill.

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