Infrastructure Investments Creates Many Jobs in Short Time
The Economic and Policy Instititute came out with their report on investments in infrastructure repair and public transportation. Based on a $34.4 billion jobs proposal, the analysis concluded that approximately 480,000 jobs would be created. Additionally, it is purported that those who have been affected the hardest during the recession would benefit the most from such a jobs package (the laborers and construction workers).
The analysis is of Transportation for America’s Jobs Proposal, which emphasizes repairs and maintenance of roads and public transit and the preservation of existing transit jobs. (As many of you are aware, RenewLV is the regional lead for the national Transportation for America campaign. ) Such a proposal not only creates many good-paying jobs, but also goes a long way in encouraging a more sustainable approach to transportation.
What are your thoughts on a Public Transportation and Infrastructure Maintenance Jobs Package?