July 10, 2017
Today the American Action Forum released a new infographic examining the implications of Buy America regulations on U.S.-based infrastructure projects, specifically metro system procurements. AAF finds that Buy America regulations raise the costs of subsidized infrastructure projects by preventing the U.S. from utilizing established global supply chains. According to AAF research, U.S. metro cars cost 34 percent more than their foreign counterparts. Furthermore, nations that are less restrictive on trade also enjoy lower procurement costs.