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Ed Wytkind Discusses Aviation Security on Heartland Labor Forum Radio

TTD President Ed Wytkind joined Heartland Labor Forum radio this week to discuss TTD’s fight for security improvements at foreign aircraft repair stations. In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on transportation security last month, Sen. Claire McCaskill voiced her concerns over “a gaping hole” in our nation’s aviation security—specifically, TSA’s lack of oversight and regulation […]

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Let’s Celebrate National Maritime Day by Growing U.S Merchant Marine, Investing in Port Expansion

In 1933, Congress established National Maritime Day to honor and celebrate our nation’s maritime employees and the crucial role they play in keeping our country strong and secure. The maritime and port industries have changed significantly in the 83 years since the holiday was established, but one thing hasn’t changed: the recognition and thanks we […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Presidential Elections, #DenyNAI on The Rick Smith Show

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the presidential election and transportation policy on The Rick Smith Show? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. As we reflect on National Infrastructure Week and enter the final months of the 2016 presidential election, one thing is clear: […]

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Making America Great Again Means Rebuilding America

By Larry I. Willis

I had the honor last week of speaking to IBEW members at their Railroad Department and Government Employees Conference. I had a chance to talk about what is at stake in this election and the challenges we face as a country. Unfortunately, the anti-growth, anti-government movement is alive and well. Heck, we have extremists in […]

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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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