Tag: procurement

Travel & Public Transit

San Diego’s MTS Approves Electric Bus Transition Plan

September 18, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with its board unanimously approving a transition plan to convert all the agency’s 800 buses to zero emissions by 2040. The transition plan will now be […]

Travel & Public Transit

Statewide procurement: Simplifying zero-emission bus purchasing

June 24, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Contract development for the purchase of new vehicles is time and resource demanding, and with advances in zero-emission bus technology, these new technologies further attenuate resources. Couple this with the incremental costs for the asset over conventional technologies and the […]

Impact & Regulations

Buy America rules raising costs for U.S. transit systems, study says

July 12, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Federal Buy America rules, which requires 60% of rolling stock components be American-made,  may be forcing some U.S. transit systems to spend more money, according to a new study, reported The Hill. According to the study by the center-right think tank, American Action Forum, […]