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Congressional leaders push stricter Buy America rules

Bus| March 6, 2013
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.

Siemens localizes electric-drive systems production

Bus| March 6, 2013
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.
Bus| October 18, 2011

U.S. Depts. of Transportation, Commerce, partner to boost domestic manufacturing

The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will help to ensure manufacturers meet the U.S. DOT’s “Buy America” and “Buy American” standards, connecting U.S. manufacturers and suppliers for work on highways, railways and transit projects, and in the process help to create jobs.
Bus| October 5, 2011

FTA team discusses progress, proposals

Administrator Rogoff also touched on Buy America requirements, ciivil rights initiatives, and the most recent work at the FTA in regards to funding projects and programs.
Bus| September 22, 2011

NABI Chief Steering Bus Manufacturing to the U.S.

With a three-phase plan to move manufacturing of bus structures to its Anniston, Ala. plant, company CEO/President Jim Marcotuli believes the removal of some freight and duty from its current cost structure will position NABI to be more cost and lead-time competitive.

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