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Grande West's Vicinity Bus achieves Buy America certification

Bus| January 4, 2017

The company has achieved the required 60% U.S.-component content through audits, documented final assembly procedures, and scored Best-in-Class in the FTA's Altoona Test to qualify for the certification.

Calif. High Speed Rail Authority reverses plans to buy foreign train parts

Rail| November 23, 2016

The change came after Democratic lawmakers became outraged over the plan.

Rail| November 16, 2016

Calif. High Speed Rail Authority seeks Buy America exemption for train parts

The rail authority’s 2016 business plan estimated the trains would cost about $3.4 billion, making them one of the most expensive parts of the system.

Motorcoach| September 22, 2016

Prevost delivers X3-45 Commuter coaches to Southeastern Stages

The wheelchair accessible Prevost vehicles are equipped with comfortable seating for 55 passengers and feature reclining seats, footrests, power outlets and wireless internet access among other amenities.

Government Issues| September 1, 2016

Final Buy America policy issued for phased increase of domestic content

Under the FTA final policy guidance, the Buy America domestic content requirements for transit rolling stock procurements for railcars and buses will be based on the scheduled delivery date of the first production vehicle.

Motorcoach| June 23, 2016

Indian Trails adds 10 Buy America-compliant Prevost X3-45s

The purchase took place in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation as part of the FTA's Non-Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program.

May 25, 2016

Changes to rolling stock rules threaten industry supply chain

In February, the FTA finalized its grant management requirements circular governing the administration and management of all FTA grant programs. This revision incorporates changes to these programs contained in both authorizations that have been enacted in recent years, the FAST Act and MAP-21. While some provisions the revised circular are welcome and needed because of enactment of these new laws, it also contains changes that are not only unnecessary but could threaten the industry’s health.

Government Issues| January 25, 2016

Pub Perspective: New FAST Act commendable, but not perfect fix

Although many of us are still combing through its pages, and implementation of the new bill will come in the form of regulations yet to be written, several things are clear now.

Bus| October 5, 2015

Looming Bus Capital Crisis Fuels Fight for Dedicated Investment

Aging bus fleets are less safe, cost significantly more to operate and greatly contribute to the poor community image of many transit systems. CTAA and the Bus Coalition partnered to bring awareness to the problem and push for a solution.

Bus| October 16, 2014

Buy America: Why Do Policymakers Keep Trying to Fix What's Not Broken?

Policymakers are calling for tougher Buy America procurement rules, which largely ignore how the real marketplace works and could undermine the very employment opportunities that these proposals seek to expand.

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