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The Federal Highway Administration's “Buy America Act” requires federally funded highway projects to use only steel, iron, and manufactured products produced in the United States.

The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP LRD 80: Buy America Requirements for Federal Highway Projects summarizes the intent and application of the provision. It also summarizes the procedure that FHWA has implemented for granting waivers and the impact that court interpretation of such waivers has had on the industry.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Buy America Requirements for Federal Highway Projects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

52 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-48130-4

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