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Ed Wytkind Discusses Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. In a recent blog about the Trump-Pence platform, TTD highlighted that the platform obliterates funding for mass transit, slashes Amtrak funding, and destroys collective […]

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National Aviation Day Reminds Us Why Our Government Should #DenyNAI

Today, August 19, is National Aviation Day. For most Americans, this holiday commemorating the birthday of Orville Wright, and celebrating our country’s many advancements in flight, goes by without much mention. But ask the men and women who operate, maintain and build our complex aviation system and they’ll tell you it’s worth noting.

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Secretary Clinton Gives Us a Chance to Get Big Things Accomplished

By Ed Wytkind

One candidate running for President (hint: the one who makes his own line of clothes in China) seems to thrive only when he’s attacking people who challenge or disagree with him. That approach ignores a simple fact: when we’re working together, the nation’s problems actually get fixed. One of those problems that shouldn’t be associated […]

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Americans Will Witness History, Working People Will Witness the Contrast to Last Week’s Debacle

By Ed Wytkind

At tonight’s opening of the Democratic convention, working people will see that “stronger together” isn’t just a campaign slogan. It’s what Secretary Hillary Clinton actually believes. Don’t take my word for it, though — read her just-released platform. Secretary Clinton’s message? Working people matter. She has called for the expansion of collective bargaining in this […]

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I’ve Got This. Well Not So Much.

Donald Trump will be coronated tonight as the Republican nominee for President. Americans will then be faced with trying to understand what a Trump presidency means for themselves, their loved ones, their jobs, their communities and their country. What will be obvious tonight and in the weeks ahead is that Trump wants voters to believe […]

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Meet the Governor Pence You Won’t Meet Tonight Under the Cleveland Lights

By Ed Wytkind Mike Pence

Donald Trump says he’ll make America great by being tough on trade, building things and creating jobs. Sure, it sounds good, but Trump is forgetting one thing: actions really do speak louder than words. Not only has Trump failed to share any semblance of a plan for how he’ll do the things he so arrogantly […]

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Trump’s GOP Platform Won’t Make America Work

By Ed Wytkind

After a quick review of what the GOP platform has in store for our nation’s transportation system and working people, one thing is clear: tonight’s theme at Donald Trump’s coronation — “Make America Work” — needs a tweak. We have a few suggestions, like “Make America Lose as Many Jobs as Possible.” Or “Make America’s […]

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BNSF Rail Conductor: Operating a Freight train with a single crew member is unsafe.

As published by BNSF Conductor and SMART Transportation Division member Mike Rankin in The Hill. On December 23, 2004, near Streator, Illinois, three teenagers ignored flashing lights and drove around the gates at a railway crossing. A train struck their car. Two teenagers lost their lives that night. One survived. I know because I was […]

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Join our Twitter Takeover to Demand #2CrewTrains

Common sense tells us that operating a 19,000-ton freight train with a single crewmember – like the railroads want to do – is a dangerous idea. But what do the men and women who actually operate these trains think? Now is your chance to find out! This Thursday, SMART-TD member and BNSF conductor Mike Rankin […]

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Moving Forward: Investing In Public Transit Lifts Up Working People

Note: This is the fourth piece in a series that explores the connection between a robust transportation system and a stronger middle class. The third piece shows the positive impact investments in port infrastructure can have on the economy and working families. Fifty-two years ago this week, Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Urban Mass […]

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