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You Can’t Just Hope for Safety on the Job

By Ed Wytkind

Every year, tens of thousands of working people are hurt or killed on the job, and many of them are employed in transportation industries. For America’s transportation workforce, the last 365 days have been especially trying. The El Faro tragedy, the terrorist attack in Brussels and Amtrak’s most recent crash that killed two workers near […]

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DOT, FTA Must Act Now to #DriveOutAssault

Every three days a bus driver in America is assaulted. Led by our transit unions, we are trying to do something about it.  TTD joined transit union leaders to send a letter last week urging the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to issue new rules that better protect bus drivers […]

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Senator McCaskill Focuses on the Security of Foreign Aircraft Repair Stations

Good news for those who care about aviation safety and security. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) took the lead at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing yesterday questioning whether the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does a good job regulating the security of aircraft maintenance performed at foreign-based aircraft repair facilities. This isn’t about some abstract Washington, DC […]

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If You Assault an Airline Employee There must be Consequences

By Ed Wytkind

Yes, too often air travelers face long lines, crowded terminals, delayed and cancelled flights, and lost baggage. They get frustrated and perhaps angry. But when those feelings result in a rising occurrence of punching, kicking or spitting on passenger service employees, something is seriously wrong. And now we are taking aim at this disturbing trend. […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Barring One-Person Crew Trains, FAA Reauthorization on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the FRA’s proposed rule to bar one-person crews and FAA Reauthorization 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 joint op-ed with SMART-TD’s John Previsich about the FRA’s proposed rule, Ed highlights […]

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The Hill — FRA rule gives us chance to bar most one-person crew trains

As published by John Previsich and Ed Wytkind in The Hill The freight railroads would have the public believe that operating massive freight trains with a single crew member is perfectly safe. We know those claims are not true and fortunately so does our government which just issued proposed regulations establishing a two-person crew minimum […]

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Keeping the Maritime Security Program Funded Should be a No Brainer

By Ed Wytkind

These days, there’s nothing shocking about partisan hostility hindering Congress. It’s practically become the new norm. But when lawmakers are able to set aside their differences and work together, great things can happen. The Maritime Security Program (MSP) is a perfect example of this. For more than 20 years, the MSP has seen strong support […]

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TTD Stands with America’s Flight Attendants in the Fight for 10

By Larry I. Willis

Most Americans can combat that early morning tired feeling with a good ‘ol cup (or two or three) of joe. But not every worker has the luxury of being able to get by on espresso alone. Flight attendants — who are responsible for the safety of airline passengers — need much more: a minimum of […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Amtrak Funding on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discuss Amtrak funding on America’s Workforce Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. Over the last two years, Americans across the country have been polled on their views about passenger rail. Ed discussed the overwhelming results in his interview: […]

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The Hill — Warning: Transportation devolutionists running in GOP primary

As published by Ed Wytkind in The Hill Say it isn’t so. Some candidates for president seem to believe that we can have a modern transportation system and strong economy if we dump transportation policy and funding duties on the states. Yes, apparently these candidates want to run our transportation system as though what happens […]

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