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Posts Tagged ‘Transportation Equity Network’

The Road to Good Jobs: Making Training Work

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
The Road To Good Jobs: Making Training Work

TRANSPORTATION EQUITY NETWORK
As joblessness continues to afflict millions of Americans, the national conversation has turned to investments in transportation infrastructure as a path to job creation. Calls to invest in our crumbling highways and bridges and cash-strapped transit systems have come from the AFLCIO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce alike. President Obamaʼs American Jobs Act proposes $50 billion in immediate spending on transportation infrastructure, while Congressional Republicans are reportedly seeking ways to boost revenue levels in their proposed federal transportation authorization act.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Laura Barrett, Executive Director, The Transportation Equity Network (TEN)

Monday, September 5th, 2011
Laura Barrett

Laura Barrett is the Executive Director of the Transportation Equity Network and National Policy Director for the Gamaliel Foundation. She been a community organizer for more than 20 years. Laura previously worked as a Field Organizer for the Center for Community Change, and has served as Director of Housing Comes First, the Missouri Public Interest […]

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More Transit = More Jobs: The Impact of Increasing Funding for Public Transit

Monday, September 27th, 2010
Transit Spending as a Percent of Total TIP Spending

TRANSPORTATION EQUITY NETWORK
Research has consistently shown that spending on transit creates more jobs than spending on highways. Estimates of job generation include the workers who construct the infrastructure and operate transit, as well as the jobs created by suppliers to the construction industry and by the increased spending of workers in the local economy. Transportation spending also has indirect effects on job creation by increasing the efficiency of the transportation system and improving business productivity.

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An Engine of Opportunity: A User’s Guide to Advocate for Transportation Equity in the 2009 Recovery Act

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

POLICYLINK
TRANSPORTATION EQUITY NETWORK
“Transportation policy, planning, and investments have traditionally put lower-income people and communities of color in the slow lane, leaving economically-distressed neighborhoods with few avenues to prosperity…”

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