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‘Buy America’ breach costs Texas light rail

Posted By ted On October 29, 2010 @ 12:00 am In Amtrak/Commuter,Amtrak/Commuter News,News | No Comments

The Federal Transit Administration has placed a hold on $900 million in federal grants destined to Houston’s light-rail transit system – Houston Metro — for alleged violation of “Buy America” procurement regulations, reports the Bureau of National Affairs in its BNA Transportation Watch.

BNA quoted the transit systems’ officials as saying they would rebid procurement contracts that previously had been signed with a rail car manufacturer headquartered in Spain.


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