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Microvast delivers record number of electric buses in 2016

Sustainability| February 6, 2017

Based on considerable experience with battery systems in those markets, the company is advancing its activities in the U.S.

Houston METRO awards MCI 3-year contract for up to 169 coaches

Bus| January 26, 2017

The contract has an approximate total value of $84 million. The 169 coaches from this order were included in New Flyer’s fourth quarter backlog and orders press release announced on Jan. 11, 2017.

Bus| January 12, 2017

Grande West adding CNG option for Vicinity bus

The Cummins ISB G Engine has the lowest North American Emissions standards and is approved from both the U.S. EPA and Air Resources Board in California.

Bus| January 4, 2017

Grande West's Vicinity Bus achieves Buy America certification

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.

Rail| November 23, 2016

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

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.

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