On April 10th, Living Cities hosted a webinar about the Transportation and American Jobs Project , a national effort to ensure that transportation investments using federal funds create quality jobs for American workers. The webinar provided an overview of the US Employment Plan (USEP) , a model transit procurement program which incentivizes investments in domestic manufacturing jobs. This innovative model has the potential to have significant economic impact in the rebuilding of the U.S. manufacturing sector. Speakers included Professor Manuel Pastor, from the Program for Environmental & Regional Equity (PERE) at USC, and Madeline Janis, from Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE).