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

Management & Operations| May 22, 2013
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.

NABI production now entirely in U.S.

Bus| May 14, 2013
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.
Bus| March 6, 2013

Congressional leaders push stricter Buy America rules

Under the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013, all future highway, bridge, public transit, passenger rail, and airport projects financed by U.S. taxpayers would be stamped “Made in America” and crafted with American workmanship.
Bus| March 6, 2013

Siemens localizes electric-drive systems production

Move to Alpharetta, Ga., allows a quicker response to the production and service needs of its customers in North America, as well as meeting “Buy America” compliance.
Management & Operations| September 24, 2012

What Really Helps U.S. Manufacturers in the Public Transportation Industry

Do government interventions help foster American manufacturing in public transportation? By and large, they help only marginally, say those who have been involved with the industry for decades.
Rail| July 19, 2012

Nippon Sharyo opens first U.S. railcar factory

The new factory, based in Rochelle, Ill., will employ 250 workers by the end of next year and create additional jobs throughout the company’s American supply-chain. Nippon Sharyo has already identified more than 200 potential suppliers and vendors in the Midwest region alone.
Bus| March 16, 2012

AC Transit to purchase Gillig buses

In total, the 40-foot long, diesel-fueled buses will cost $16.4 million-with $8.2 million in agency funds being matched by $8.2 million from the State Local Partnership Program.
Rail| February 23, 2012

Buy America done incorrectly, will kill, not increase, U.S. jobs

“… most suppliers serve other, bigger markets, such as trucking or freight railroads. Tougher restrictions may force these suppliers out of public transportation entirely.”
Bus| November 14, 2011

Southern Calif. transit rolls out hydrogen-powered bus

Sunline Transit Agency’s new zero-emission American Fuel Cell Bus is FTA has invested more than $75 million in the project through the National Fuel Cell Bus Program.

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