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Trump to Undo Obama-Era Federal Transportation Jobs Program that Aided Minority Communities

Bill Raden

The Trump DOT is elimating the Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program, an Obama-Era jobs program that allowed local agencies to get permission from the DOT to create "geographic-based hiring preferences" for federally funded transporation projects. Through the program, cities receiving federal transporation grants have been able to steer jobs to the low-income people in the areas where the transporation projects were being built.