Transporting Black Men to Good Jobs: Transportation Infrastructure, Transportation Jobs, and Public Transit

Date: September 26, 2012

The Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy invites you to a special forum:

By race and gender, black men have the highest unemployment rate. Among male workers with a high-school diploma, black men have the lowest average hourly wage. This briefing will show how investments in transportation infrastructure, transportation jobs, and public transit can be an effective way to increase black male employment in good jobs.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

8:30 – 10:00 am

Rayburn House Office Building – Gold Room (2168)

45 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20515


Coffee and a light breakfast will be available.


This event is open to the public and free, but please REGISTER HERE.



Algernon Austin

Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

Economic Policy Institute

Jeff Brooks

Administrative Vice President and Director of the Transit Division

Transport Workers Union of America

Anita M. Hairston

Senior Associate for Transportation Policy


Michelle Holder

Senior Labor Market Analyst

Community Service Society of New York

Brian Turner

Executive Director

Transportation Learning Center



Linda Harris

Director of Youth Policy