“Buy America provisions ensure that transportation infrastructure projects are built with American-made products. That means that Department of Transportation investments are able to support an entire supply chain of American companies and their employees.”
With regards to the Federal Railroad Administration, “The Secretary of Transportation may obligate funds for a project only if the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States.”
Below are links related to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Buy America.
FRA – Buy America Overview
FRA – High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (“HSIPR”)
FRA – PRIIA Overview 031009 (“PRIIA”)
FRA Buy America and Related Requirements Webinar Presentation – Slide 18 states Rolling stock systems and components (e.g., couplers, trucks, axles, etc.) made primarily of steel or iron must be produced from U.S steel or iron.