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New report: Clean air and good jobs are achievable if cities and states plan for it

As policymakers and communities struggle with questions about how to clean our air and protect and create new jobs, a respected scientist from Jobs to Move America released a new report today, “Transforming Transit, Realizing Opportunity” that shows how those

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ElectrifyNY coalition launches to fight for equitable electric transportation future

New York – On April 25, ElectrifyNY, a new coalition of environmental justice, public transportation, public health, and good jobs advocates, launched its campaign for a clean, equitable electric transportation future for the state of New York. ElectrifyNY is calling

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California Air Resources Board commits to zero emission buses and job creation in new rule

Los Angeles – The California Air Resources Board voted on Friday to mandate that all transit agencies in California operate 100 percent zero emission transit buses by 2040, and to use this transition to invest in workforce development training programs

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A pathway to 22,000 jobs: LA County Metro Board unanimously approves first-of-its-kind good jobs policy

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors unanimously adopted a motion to establish an agency-wide Good Jobs and Equity Policy that will cover billions of dollars of taxpayer-purchased trains, buses, and equipment today. The motion was

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Gov. Cuomo and the New York MTA announce major victory for local communities and U.S. workers

New York – U.S. workers scored a major victory today. This victory was made possible by New York Metropolitan Authority’s (MTA’s) adoption of the U.S. Employment Plan (USEP), a nationwide initiative designed by Jobs to Move America (JMA) to drive

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After rally, LA Metro committee supports permanent jobs and equity policy, creating a pathway to 22,000 jobs

Los Angeles – Following a rally with California Jobs to Move America in support of Metro Director and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ motion to adopt a Permanent U.S. Employment Plan Policy for Metro bus and rail car

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JMA provides public comment on draft DOT strategic plan

Jobs to Move America (JMA) respectfully submits the following comments to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the DOT’s strategic plan for FY 2018-2022 and Request for Public Comment, Docket Number DOT-OST-2009-0092. Jobs to Move America is a non-profit

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Trump administration drops local hire program that would have employed hundreds of thousands of workers in their own communities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that effective tomorrow it will no longer support local hire programs in cities that receive federal grants. The DOT announced this week that it is withdrawing a proposed revision of a

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Labor and community groups sign landmark agreement with electric bus manufacturer BYD in Los Angeles

BYD, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles, commits to hiring 40 percent of its workers from populations facing significant barriers to employment, such as veterans, women, and African Americans. Los Angeles – Jobs to Move America (JMA),

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Reagan vs. Cities: The 20th century battle over South African apartheid and lessons for the Trump era

On June 27, Jobs to Move America released a report that pieces together the story of how cities and states joined the fight against apartheid in South Africa and how the Reagan administration sought to suppress those efforts. Between December