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All Aboard Bus Rapid Transit

May 16, 2014 -- Partnership for Working Families

Have you ever gotten stuck in traffic on 101, or stuck on a Caltrain that isn’t moving, or stuck at a VTA stop waiting on a bus? If you live or work in Silicon Valley, whether you drive, take public transit, or both, your answer is probably “yes”. Read more from affiliate Working Partnerships USA on their campaigns for quality jobs and transportation justice.

 

Community Benefits Agreement News Weekly Roundup

May 16, 2014 -- Partnership for Working Families

Somerville citizens group seeks say in Union Square development, Somerville Journal
Delray residents work with — not against — developers; West Atlantic Avenue redevelopment being done with resident input, Sun Sentinel
State Orders 2 Construction Firms To Stop Work At Amazon Warehouse Site In Windsor, The Hartford Courant
Olivia Chow promises 5,000 jobs for young people from local hiring requirement, Toronto Star
Group wants MGM held accountable in casino construction, hiring, Daily Record

Public Infrastructure Investment an Opportunity to Lift Up Cities

May 15, 2014 -- Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel

America’s cities are desperate for new infrastructure investment. As local and national leaders ponder strategies for renewing America’s cities, they would do well to learn from the collaborations of community, worker, civil rights, and environmental leaders that are pushing regional and municipal leaders to get more for their infrastructure investments.

Community Benefits Agreement News Weekly Roundup

April 4, 2014 -- Partnership for Working Families

GUEST COMMENTARY: A closer look at airport privatization agreement
I had to force myself to read the recently-signed Airport Development Agreement. All it takes is tiny type and legalistic language, and most of us will stop reading. It was passed by the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority with only four votes, little discussion and no public review.

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