Rev. Jackson Joins Rally To Save City Transit Jobs
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson helped kick off a national campaign Wednesday aimed at saving mass transit jobs and service.
Jackson was joined by Congressman Charles Rangel and the president of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 outside Penn Station to announce the "Keep America Moving" partnership.
The coalition of transportation workers and activists are calling for more mass transit funding which they say will create jobs.
"We need more trains and buses. Just as Detroit made an adjustment from making cars to making tanks, Detroit can make buses. Detroit can make trains. Inherent in this is access to an industrial revolution and a cleaner safer environment and putting people back to work," Jackson said.
The push comes as severe budget cuts across the country threaten the nation's mass transit systems, including the MTA.