Media Coverage of TEN's Workforce Development Study


St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Study: transportation spending should benefit women, minorities

"The Transportation Equity Network report, titled "The Road to Good Jobs: Making Training Work," urged states to "break down historical barriers" to women and minorities seeking work on these major public works projects."

The St. Louis American

MO in top 10 for diversity in highway construction

"On Oct. 4, the national nonprofit Transportation Equity Network (TEN) released a study that provides detailed rankings on which states are using on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs to make progress toward equity and diversity in highway construction."



The Kansas City Star 

Missouri workforce plan considered a national model

"The Transportation Equity Network, a national consortium of community organizations, said in a report, “The Road to Good Jobs: Making Training Work,” that Missouri should be a national model for other states."



The State Journal-Register

Illinois among leaders in construction training for women, minorities

"Illinois increased the percentage of women and minorities in training programs from 2008 to 2010, according to a national study unveiled Tuesday."


Medill Reports Chicago

Illinois supports women, minority highway construction workers

"'Traditionally, the field has been dominated by white males, and that’s true of many professions in America,” said Transportation Equity Network spokesman Stephen Boykewich in an interview Tuesday. “And these programs are one way to help change that.'"


ABC News 20

Dozens Rally for Road, Rail & Construction Jobs [Video]

"The Faith Coalition also released results of a first ever national study, ranking Illinois' success in expanding access to jobs for women and minorities through job training in highway construction."


Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Protesters want pedestrian bridge and the jobs it will bring

"Chanting “Build it Now,” a group of North Bay activists rallied Tuesday morning at the site of the proposed bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Highway 101 in Santa Rosa."



The Oregonian

Transportation repair programs can put disadvantaged on the road to good jobs

"With the nation's unemployment exceeding 9 percent, while highways, roads, bridges, airports and transit systems are in urgent need of repair, our nation's leaders are getting ready to make major investments in transportation infrastructure as a path to job creation."




Honolulu Civil Beat

Rail = Jobs

"FACE participated in a nationwide study released this week, The Road To Good Jobs, which not only upholds job creation projections for the rail project, but also goes into great detail about why infrastructure jobs exactly like Hawaii’s rail project are so successful in creating good jobs. The study found that Hawai’i is ranked highest among all 50 states in the percentage of apprentices working on Department of Transportation projects."



Transportation Nation

Indiana Outpaces New York in Training Minorities, Women for Highway Construction Jobs

"According to a new report, most states are failing to fully utilize a federally-mandated program known as On-the-Job Training — or OJT. Illinois and Indiana, the report said, had the best record of boosting women and minority participation in the programs."


Transportation Equity Network highlights need to improve job opportunities for women and minorities

"In a first-of-its-kind study, Transportation Equity Network (TEN) surveyed how states are doing at creating job opportunities in infrastructure for women and minorities. They found some notable bright spots, but a lot more work to be done."

PolicyLink's EquityBlog

New TEN study on women and people of color in job training programs

"Our friends at the Transportation Equity Network released a new report on increasing job access for women and minorities in the highway construction field."

Change Nation Blog

Let’s Target Infrastructure Jobs to Communities Most in Need

"Today the Transportation Equity Network released a national report ranking the states based on how well they prepare and create job opportunities for low-income and minority residents and women on transportation infrastructure projects."


Where the Jobs Aren't

"A study by the Transportation Equity Network suggests that getting “construction workers back to work rebuilding our roads and bridges” will not help African Americans."

The Root

The Trouble With Transportation Jobs

"Obama says that infrastructure jobs will lift up the unemployed, but do they leave blacks behind?"