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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.


July 30, 2014

Chicago to restart railcar procurement with job-creating approach

Chicago Transit Authority's new solicitation for bids will ask manufacturing companies to disclose plans to create American jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged American workers, and evaluates the quality of their responses with a system of price credits.


April 9, 2014

U.S. workforce development webinar educates railcar manufacturers

The companies, preparing to submit proposals to Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority, are competing for a multibillion dollar contract to manufacture 43 state-of-the-art high speed “train sets."


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