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Capital & Main, February 18, 2014
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Five policy prescriptions for transportation job creation and growth

America’s public transportation infrastructure provides one excellent opportunity to build a more equitable, prosperous economy. Here are five policy prescriptions that can help create good jobs and growth in the transportation sector.

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Capital & Main, January 28, 2014
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President Obama: The solution to unprecedented inequality is good jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged

Underinvestment in job creation, training, education and public services like transportation put middle-class success out of reach for many Americans, while at the other end of the spectrum, wealth has been concentrated in very few hands.

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Next City, January 8, 2014
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A modern-day war on poverty needs new tools. Why not make them in the US?

Currently, all rail cars and buses purchased with Federal Transit Administration cash must be assembled in the U.S., while only 60 percent of the components must be American-made.

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January 2, 2014
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Unions battle “Scrooge” Congress on transportation needs

Federal transportation funding is so skimpy that Congress acts like Ebenezer Scrooge when it comes to helping pay for the nation’s roads, subways, buses and other transportation, the AFL-CIO’s top transportation official says.

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Community Benefits Agreements

Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are legally enforceable agreements between private companies and coalitions of community and labor groups that are used to secure a wide range of job standards and equity measures.

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Creating U.S. Manufacturing Jobs: How “Buying American” Can Raise the Job-Creation Potential of Public Transit Investments

This research brief finds that when manufacturers raise the domestic content of their products, they create at least 26% more jobs than manufacturers that only meet the 60 percent Buy America requirement.

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Mint Press News, November 1, 2013
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Chicago Transit Authority tackles racial employment disparity

Much of $2 billion in new transit money will be built by local workers, thanks to a new agreement by a nonprofit and Chicago’s transit authority.

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Transportation Trades Department, October 29, 2013
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Transportation labor joins the Jobs to Move America coalition

As a continuation and logical expansion of our transportation Buy America advocacy, we are formally announcing participation in the Jobs to Move America Coalition.

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Mint Press News, October 23, 2013
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Chicago transportation plans aim to put disadvantaged back to work

The manufacturing of more than 850 rapid transit cars could create 20,000 jobs for the growing population of unemployment in Chicago.