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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

June 2013

06/03/13

Let’s put the horse back before the cart when it comes to transportation investment

Jobs, jobs, jobs. That has been the mantra of every politician of every political persuasion ever since the Great Recession began. The jobs Holy Grail has led both office-seekers and interest groups to try to quantify exactly how many jobs will be directly created if a certain industry receives funding or a policy initiative is adopted.

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Craig Thomspon is the executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state's transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general-aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads. Thompson also serves as secretary for the referendum committee Vote Yes for Transportation. www.TDAwisconsin.org and www.VoteYesforTransportation.com.

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