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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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The Hill, February 4, 2014
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Amtrak wins praise for ‘American jobs’ request in contracts

Amtrak is winning praise for including a requirement that potential contractors provide details about their plans to create American jobs to fulfill orders from the railway in its latest request for proposals.

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Mass Transit, February 3, 2014
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Amtrak encourages American job creation with high-speed rail car manufacturers

The Jobs to Move America coalition on Feb. 3 congratulated Amtrak for its recent Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of 28 high-speed train sets including an unprecedented requirement for bidders to detail their plans to employ American workers.

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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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AP, January 24, 2014
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Calif. high-speed rail authority, Amtrak seek join bids for trains to run on high-speed lines

California’s High-Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak on Friday released a joint request for proposals to build trains for California’s planned bullet train and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

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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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HuffPost, December 27, 2013
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Rejecting Scrooge-like transportation budgets in 2014

That’s why our nation’s holiday wish list for 2014 must include a comprehensive vision — and adequate resources — for strengthening the country’s transportation systems, which are the lifeblood of a growing 21st century economy.