"We need to increase investments in our infrastructure and focus on the areas that will truly help create jobs and support our economy."
"Justice has been served in Chicago today, despite Mayor Emanuel's best efforts."
Money to repair the nation's crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns.
The differences in commuting times for inner-city minority residents and suburban non-minorities are significant enough to affect minorities' pay and job possibilities.
A downtown rally of transit union workers and their friends underlined the national union's political program.
At its Fire of Faith, Rekindling Democracy rally this past Sunday, the Detroit metropolitan faith community unveiled a new kind of "heat" beginning to sweep the region.
With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.
The GOP-run House has split into warring factions over its version - so much so that Republican leaders are threatening their own caucus.
Unions are mobilizing this week to fight anti-labor provisions the Republicans have inserted into major transportation bills.