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FRA awards $336M for next-generation trains

Rail| August 3, 2011
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.

Houston Metro ready to buy Siemens railcars

Rail| March 1, 2011
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.
Rail| December 17, 2010

Sumitomo, Nippon Sharyo win N. Calif. contract

The estimated $57M contract for 18 DMUs includes options for Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District and its partner agencies to purchase up to 146 cars. The delivery of 18 DMUs is scheduled from the end of 2013 through the middle of 2014.
Rail| December 17, 2010

Houston Metro, CAF reach settlement

The contracts are canceled and CAF will forego any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits. In addition, CAF will refund $14 million to Metro. The agreement was ratified by Metro's board on Friday.
Accessibility| December 15, 2010

U.S. DOT launches Buy American webpage

While there are similarities, the U.S. DOT's operating administrations have different Buy America statutory provisions. The new website will provide access to each agency's Buy America provisions, requirements and waiver processes on one website.
Rail| September 9, 2010

Proposed Buy America changes miss the real solution

While on the face of it the proposal sounds like a great idea, the changes miss the real solution to building the U.S. transit supply side and could worsen American companies' ability to compete overseas.
Rail| September 8, 2010

FTA: Houston Metro violated 'Buy America' requirements, procurement laws

In a letter hand-delivered to Metro's newly appointed leadership, Board Chairman Gilbert Garcias and Acting President/CEO George Greanias, Rogoff wrote, "The results of the investigation are both alarming and disturbing."
Accessibility| September 2, 2009

MV partners with VPG, taps new sales unit president

Will sell and lease VPG’s purpose-built accessible vehicle, the "MV-1," to organizations receiving public transportation funding from governmental entities in the U.S. Gary Willms named President of bus sales subsidiary MV Sales and Leasing Inc. (MVSL).
Rail| July 17, 2009

Sonoma-Marin, Calif. system selects U.S.-style railcars

Four manufacturers-- Brookville Equipment Corp. of Brookville, Pa.; Nippon-Sharyo Ltd. of Japan; Siemens Corp. of Germany; and U.S. Railcar LLC of Columbus, Ohio -- have expressed interest in building vehicles for this project. All have indicated they would build the district’s fleet of about a dozen vehicles in the U.S., meeting the FTA’s “Buy America” requirements.

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