Critical Infrastructure / Posted on December, 10 2019
Defense bill bars spending federal dollars on vehicles made by state-owned or controlled companies.
Congress would approve 10 more years of critical federal funding for Metro, but only if the transit agency agreed to not buy its next generation of rail cars from China, legislation being proposed by the region’s senators stipulates.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on April, 5 2019 / Author: obert McCartney and Faiz Siddiqui
Congress, the Pentagon and industry experts have taken the warnings seriously, and now Metro will do the same.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on August, 3 2018 / Author: Erik Olson
Despite increasingly partisan rhetoric on a range of national security issues, this week showed us that bipartisanship is still alive and well when it comes to protecting American rail and other critical infrastructure against underhanded practices by foreign nations with questionable motives.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on June, 11 2018 / Author: Joshua Philipp
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is taking steps to control the U.S. rail industry, leveraging state funding to undercut competitors, force private companies out of business, and then dominate the market.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on May, 16 2018 / Author: Stephannie Stokes
Typically, public transit is a very local issue. Where to put a bus stop, for example, depends on the needs of local residents. But recently, Atlanta’s transit agency got wrapped up in some concerns that are much more global. Erik Olson, a Washington, D.C., lobbyist, came to Atlanta to sound the alarm about the trend he’s seeing in public transit.
Critical Infrastructure / Posted on January, 16 2018 / Author: Erik Olson
President Trump campaigned on keeping America secure from foreign threats and now he has the opportunity to do just that.