VISIBILITY AND TRAINING ARE KEYS TO BRINGING ABOUT PROCUREMENT REFORM

The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Procurement Task Force, comprised of top officials from transit properties and business member representatives, is charged with reforming the procurement process. The co-chairs of the task force, Bob Brownstein, a principal consultant at PB Consult, and Paul Skoutelas, general manager of the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, are interviewed in this article and comment on the progress they have made. They respond to questions about the need for the procurement task force, the most pressing procurement issues facing the transit industry, short-term goals of the task force, the Federal Transit Authority's sensitivity to BuyAmerica exemptions, and how ready and willing transit properties are to embrace procurement reform.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • June/July 2003; Page range: pp 24, 26, 28-29
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bobit Publishing Company

    21061 S Western Avenue
    Torrance, CA  United States  90501-1711
  • Publication Date: 2003-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Metro
    • Volume: 99
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 10098-0083

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM