Last night, the House filed the Conference Report To Accompany S. 1790, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020” (NDAA). The Conference Report includes a provision that prohibits federal public transit funding to procure bus and rail rolling stock from an entity that is incorporated in or has manufacturing facilities in the United States and “is owned or controlled by, is a subsidiary of, or is otherwise related legally or financially to a corporation based in” China. The provision takes effect two years after the date of enactment of the NDAA. As previously reported in our July 19 Legislative Update, both the House and Senate NDAA bills contained similar provisions that would prohibit certain Chinese rolling stock procurements. The House of Representatives will likely vote on the conference report this week, with the Senate taking up the measure soon thereafter.
To view an updated APTA Fact Sheet of the Chinese rolling stock procurement prohibition included in the Conference Report, please click here. To view the conference report, please click here.