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A model for how transportation work creates jobs, economy

December 18, 2013

When the state transportation bill was passed recently, there was lip service paid to the job retention and expansion that can be fueled by road and bridge improvements....

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MrShaman

Dec-18-13 5:11 AM

"But it take people to lay the pavements and reconstruct the bridges. That translates into jobs - quality, well-paying jobs.

There will be hundreds of contracts awarded in the years ahead through the transportation bill. And a bunch of them will help retain and create jobs in the road construction industry in our region.

It's probably the most underrated part of the benefits package that goes with transportation improvements."

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...And, another o' those "unfortunate"-examples of stimulus-spending.

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DavidBross

Dec-18-13 7:32 PM

"When the state transportation bill was passed recently, there was lip service paid to the job retention and expansion that can be fueled by road and bridge improvements." Ok, but then the editorial goes on to say that the jobs being created are because of NYState spending. So, there was no need to pass a transportation bill to create the work awarded to High Steel.

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rick424

Dec-19-13 9:30 AM

How come when Obama wanted to do this it was a bad idea?

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