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

Government Issues| January 25, 2016

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.

Looming Bus Capital Crisis Fuels Fight for Dedicated Investment

Bus| October 5, 2015

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.
Bus| September 24, 2014

Foxx calls on Congress to pass GROW AMERICA Act

During a visit to Kawasaki's Lincoln, Neb. plant, the secretary of transportation said Congress' hesitation to pass the $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization proposal creates economic uncertainty for millions of Americans who rely on public transportation.
Bus| September 25, 2013

FTA agreement helps ID Buy America-compliant products

U.S. companies that make or have the capability to make products for the transit industry that are particularly difficult to source or are currently unavailable in the U.S. will also be identified.
Rail| August 12, 2013

FRA issues RFP for next-gen railcars

The Illinois DOT is leading the multi-state locomotive procurement, with first deliveries expected in 2016.
Rail| July 17, 2013

Six streetcars to be purchased for Detroit project

Whether the Buy America-compliant streetcars will be on-wire or off-wire is still being explored.
Management & Operations| May 22, 2013

Pub Perspective: Many rail policy shoes to fall after MAP-21

We need to give officials who support us some cover for some pretty tough calls they will have to make with their more conservative colleagues. We also need to call out the ones who don’t support us.
Bus| May 14, 2013

NABI production now entirely in U.S.

Company’s previous two-step business approach, with heavy manufacturing relegated to its plants in Hungary, and with final assembly accomplished at its Anniston, Ala., has now been entirely discontinued.
Bus| March 29, 2013

AC Transit adds first of 65 Gilligs

It is the first step toward upgrading a fleet of nearly 700 buses by opting to buy as many as 300 American-made buses over the next two years to replace aging, less dependable vehicles.

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