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Southern Calif. transit rolls out hydrogen-powered bus

Bus| November 14, 2011
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.

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

Bus| October 18, 2011
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.
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.

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