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.
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.
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.
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.
Five arguments for American-made buses and how ‘The Atlantic Cities’ got it wrong
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.
Which transit agencies have endeavored to buy local this year?
Hardcore capitalists will argue that transportation authorities should worry about their bottom dollar, especially when it comes to taxpayer money. But hiring and buying local is a sound way to create jobs and leverage public dollars for the best use.
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.
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.