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Next Generation Transportation Supply Chain Connectivity Forums

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The objective of the Transit Supply Chain Connectivity Forum is to bring large transit OEMs and smaller, qualified and interested U.S. manufacturers together in an effort to facilitate the use of a higher percentage of domestic suppliers in transit products and systems. The Forum will offer a venue for smaller manufacturers to learn what products are needed and find out more about investments they need to consider when entering the transit industry.

As part of the Forum, time will be allocated for ten-minute introductory, private meetings between participating OEMs and prospective suppliers. Participating suppliers can include both current transit industry suppliers, and potential new suppliers. These are not intended to be deal negotiation meetings – these are private introductory meetings to discuss the basics of participating in OEM supply chains.

Upcoming Supply Chain Connectivity Forums

There are no upcoming events at this time. For more information, please contact Samm Bowman (samm@nist.gov or 301-975-5978).

Past Supply Chain Connectivity Forums

Click on each forum to download event summaries and presentation: 


Utah Transit Supply Chain Forum



Pennsylvania Rail Forum

Next Generation Rail Forum: Orlando

Next Generation Rail Forum: Kansas City

Next Generation Rail Forum: Chicago

Next Generation Rail Forum: Sacramento

Event Presentations:

Keynote / Address Presentations

Next Generation Equipment Committee
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP)

OEM Panel Presentations




Traditional Rail Suppliers Panel Presentations

Freedman Seating

Knorr Bremse

Super Steel



Non-Traditional Rail Suppliers Panel Presentations

Dotson Iron Casting

Elite Manufacturing

Walco Tool