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October 3, 2014

Experts Say 'Good Jobs Are No Longer an Afterthought' in Transportation Spending

Highlighted a national trend of city and state leaders harnessing billions in public transportation spending through a new, innovative U.S. Employment Plan – an incentives-based approach to reward manufacturing companies for creating high quality American jobs, hiring and training diverse workers, and investing in U.S. factories.


May 16, 2014

Transit investment increases U.S. growth potential, study shows

Will lead to 50,700 jobs per $1 billion invested, with 28,900 jobs per $1 billion attributed to the productivity gains enjoyed by households and businesses.


March 19, 2014

Hawaii rail project employing more than 1,000 workers

Nearly half of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s 1,042 workers are employed by Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., building the rail’s columns and guideways, and 188 of them are working for Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture, designing the railcars and system.


May 30, 2012

Officials blast Wis. Gov., party for rail rejection

Said the short-sightedness of Gov. Walker and the Republican-led legislature is killing job creation in the Milwaukee-Chicago corridor.


April 28, 2011

Study: Midwest HSR could bring $300B in new business

Data projects that a high-speed rail system serving areas within 350 to 450 miles of Chicago could bring in $2.2 billion annually in user-generated revenues, and 104,000 new jobs.


February 8, 2011

Obama proposes spending $53B on high-speed rail

Investment is part of an initiative to use infrastructure spending to jump-start job creation and increase America's competitiveness.


October 11, 2010

Obama calls for $50B transportation investment

The president said that his six-year, $50 billion initiative would not only repair and modernize U.S. roads, rails and air systems, but also create jobs.


March 5, 2009

Houston METRO to add 20 miles of light rail

The initial phase of the contract calls for spending $632 million and is expected to create 25,000 jobs, including a combined $90 million in utility work on the North and Southeast Corridors and $390 million in total costs for the East End Corridor.


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