Updated Guide to Buy America Requirements--2015 Supplement

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) is committed to maximizing the economic benefits of infrastructure investments through Buy America provisions that ensure that transportation infrastructure projects are built with American made products. Funding for infrastructure investments is derived through the various grant programs of multiple agencies housed within and, in some instances, outside of USDOT, with each agency having differing statutory and regulatory Buy America requirements that may be attached to the funding. This digest examines various statutory and regulatory Buy America requirements that a state or local governmental entity must examine when receiving funds for a public transportation project from one or more USDOT agencies. Of particular interest is the state of Buy America law, regulations, and practice in the context of infrastructure and construction projects, with particular focus on materials made primarily of steel or iron, facilities as manufactured end products, and utility relocation. In September 2001, Transportation Research Board published TCRP Legal Research Digest 17: Guide to Buy America Requirements. Subsequently, TCRP Legal Research Digest 31: Guide to Federal Buy America Requirements—2009 Supplement explored the Buy America requirements with an emphasis on the specific requirements that apply to manufactured products and rolling stock. This digest serves as an update of the earlier TCRP digests and specifically provides a comprehensive and current summary of the Federal Transit Administration Buy America provisions. The digest will be useful for transit attorneys, procurement officials, policy makers, and all other persons interested in transit-related Buy America requirements.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 55p
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643107
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309446211
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TCRP Project J-05, Topic 16-01
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 7 2017 3:21PM