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Legislation would prevent purchase of Chinese vehicles

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would further limit federal purchases of Chinese-owned or operated vehicles in transportation infrastructure.

The Airport Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act would close a loophole in the Airport Infrastructure Vehicle Security Act (TIVSA) which was signed into law in 2020.

TIVSA prevents transit agencies from using federal funds to purchase rail cars or buses manufactured by Chinese state-owned, controlled, or subsidized companies. Under the law, Chinese companies can still sell to federal agencies outside the Federal Transit Authority’s jurisdiction.

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