Definition of Rolling Stock

Q. What is the definition of "rolling stock?"

A. Rolling stock is defined in the Buy America regulations (49 CFR Part 661.3) as: "transit vehicles such as buses, vans, cars, railcars, locomotives, trolley cars and buses, and ferry boats, as well as vehicles used for support services." (Posted: April 2010)

Q. Where can I find the definition for "Rolling Stock"?

A. Rolling stock is defined in the Buy America regulations (49 CFR Part 661.3) as: "transit vehicles such as buses, vans, cars, railcars, locomotives, trolley cars and buses, and ferry boats, as well as vehicles used for support services." (Posted: December, 2010)


Q. Is rail for fixed guide-way considered rolling stock?

A. Rolling stock is defined in the Buy America regulations (49 CFR Part 661.3) as: "transit vehicles such as buses, vans, cars, railcars, locomotives, trolley cars and buses, and ferry boats, as well as vehicles used for support services." (Posted: December, 2011) 

 

Q. Does Traction Power and Communication systems need to undergo Pre-Award Buy America Audit? Rolling stock under 49 CFR 663.5 does not include Traction Power and Communication systems.

A. The pre-award/post-delivery audits required under 49 USC 5323(m) and implemented by FTA at 49 CFR Part 663 apply only to procurements for rolling stock. Traction power, train control, and communications systems fall under the rolling stock provisions with regard to the domestic content and final assembly requirements, but are not subject to the audit procedures. Vendors must submit compliance certifications incorporating the language of section 661.12 of FTA’s Buy America regulations in their bids, and an FTA grantee would be well-advised to confirm its vendor’s actual compliance with that certification, given the heightened interest in Buy America compliance and enforcement. (Posted: January, 2013)