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Nippon Sharyo opens first U.S. railcar factory

Rail| July 19, 2012
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.

AC Transit to purchase Gillig buses

Bus| March 16, 2012
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.
Rail| August 3, 2011

FRA awards $336M for next-generation trains

Enables California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri to purchase next-generation, American-made trains. Trains will be designed to travel more than 110 mph along intercity passenger corridors.
Rail| March 1, 2011

Houston Metro ready to buy Siemens railcars

In September, a railcar procurement with CAF, a Spanish manufacturer, was terminated because Metro's contract was in conflict with Buy America rules.
Rail| February 16, 2011

Houston Metro receives CAF refund

Contracts were canceled and the Spanish railcar vendor relinquished claim to any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits — this, in addition to the $14 million refund.

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