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Rail suppliers seek Buy-America grant changes

(The following appeared on The Journal of Commerce website on April 27, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Makers of a wide range of equipment and components used by both the freight and passenger rail industry want the Obama administration to standardized and streamline its Buy-America provisions for grants issued through its intercity passenger rail program.

The Railway Supply Institute, a Washington-based trade association with over 200 members who are manufacturers of railroad gear -- from locomotives and track to railcars and signaling systems -- issued a white paper that says a restrictive interpretation by the administration of U.S.-content mandates in the 2009 stimulus law "present new and serious compliance issues for suppliers."

But RSI says while the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act mandates that all iron, steel and manufactured goods used in its projects must be U.S.-produced, "100 percent Buy America is not achievable at this time given the lack of demand and sustained level of funding."

Full story: www.joc.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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