Everyone knows that transit construction provides a tremendous boost in jobs and economic activity. Every $1 billion we invest not only improves connectivity between communities and opportunity; it also creates 13,000 jobs. And when those jobs are local, the community benefit of that public investment multiplies. To get the biggest bang for the buck, local residents get a shot at building the projects that impact their communities.
This is called "local hiring," and today, DOT is finally embracing it.