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April 24th, 2007

Prepared Remarks of Mr. Richard Trenery, President
U.S. Transit Suppliers Coalition Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Washington, DC April 24, 2007

Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, my name is Richard Trenery and I am vice president and regional manager for Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc. Based in San Diego, Cubic is the world's leading turnkey solution provider of automated fare collection systems for public transport including bus, bus rapid transit, light rail, commuter rail, heavy rail, ferry and parking. Cubic's solutions and services include system design, central computer systems, equipment design and manufacturing, device-level software, integration, test, installation, warranty, maintenance, computer hosting services, call centre services, card management and distribution services, financial clearing and settlement, multi-application support and outsourcing services. Every year, nearly 10 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic fare collection systems. While most international technology transfer in the transit industry is from foreign markets into the US Cubic is perhaps the preeminent example of a domestic manufacturer that is successfully bringing US technology to world markets in Europe, Asia and elsewhere.

I also serve as president of the U.S. Transit Suppliers Coalition, a trade association consisting of more than two dozen U.S. manufacturers that supply products for mass transit programs. The Coalition strongly supports the Buy America statutory requirements for the purchase of products manufactured in the U.S. in federally-funded transit contracts. It is as a representative of the Coalition that I'd like to take a few minutes to share our story with you, explain our concerns and urge continued congressional vigilance as to ongoing enforcement of Buy America.

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