Green Stats: 19,795

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Portland Tri-Met's MAX train
8,555 -- Number of jobs created by spending $1 billion on defense.

10,779 -- Number of jobs created by spending $1 billion on health care.

17,687 -- Number of jobs created by spending $1 billion on education.

19,795 -- Number of jobs created by spending $1 billion on public transportation.

According to The U.S. Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities [pdf] via ::Yes! Magazine and ::Gristmill

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