“We’re taking a more realistic approach about what we’ll work on,” Cohen said. “There’s very few rail seating companies. There were more, but they all go out of business and there’s only one or two left right now and we don’t want to go the way of all the other companies, so we’re being a little more careful and not biting off anything more than we can chew.”
However, the companies still are handling the uncertainty transit agencies are faced with due to federal leaders unable to create dedicated funding to obtain new infrastructure.
“The funding is an annual process,” said Ray Melleady, managing director North America for USSC. “There’s not a five year, six year, 10 year capital plan, so there’s this wish list that every transit property has and our business is driven off what they order and what they order is driven off of what they’re funded and that funding has been somewhat uncertain."