Apollo Alliance: Make it in America
October 18, 2010
In All Aboard: Clean Energy Transportation Opportunities Favor Ohio Economy, Policy Matters Ohio and the Apollo Alliance outlined economic benefits that domestic demand for mass transit vehicles could bring to Ohio. Funding to underpin that demand could come from a reconfigured federal Surface Transportation Act, creating more jobs than current programming. In Ohio, 226 firms currently serving the freight rail industry could garner new orders from expanded passenger rail. Ohio is one of the top five states in the nation in number of manufacturing companies already serving the passenger rail. Today the Apollo Alliance releases its blueprint for transportation based job creation. In their new report: Make it in America: The Apollo Clean Transportation Manufacturing Action Plan (TMAP), they call for leveraging transportation investments to create a globally competitive transit and clean vehicle manufacturing sector and create hundreds of thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs.