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Final Buy America policy issued for phased increase of domestic content

Government Issues| September 1, 2016

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.

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

Motorcoach| June 23, 2016

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.
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.

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