Houston Metro puts 121 rail expansion contracts on hold

Posted on October 22, 2010

HOUSTON — As a result of the Federal Transit Administration's decision to withhold a $900 million grant for violating "Buy America" procurement rules, Houston Metro has put 121 light rail expansion contracts on hold, according to a Houston Chronicle report. Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia emphasized that Metro expects the $900 million grant to be restored. First, however, the agency must cancel the $331 million railcar contract with CAF USA. For the full story, click here.  



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