We've already seen the benefits of this approach. The city of Los Angeles, for example, encouraged prospective transportation contractors to incorporate plans for domestic job creation in their bid proposals, including jobs for minorities and formerly incarcerated individuals. The model proved to be very successful, leading to 500 quality jobs in Los Angeles and St. Cloud, Minn., and spurring economic development. If Maryland replicated this approach in our upcoming public transit buys, we could create jobs that otherwise would go abroad.