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Pause a Minute to Give Thanks to Transportation Employees

It’s that time of year again. Americans across the country will get ready for the time-honored tradition of gathering with family and friends to give thanks. But first, they will agonize – possibly panic – over how to get where they’re going on the busiest travel day of the year. The latter isn’t exactly how […]

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Huffington Post — Moving Forward: Faster Trains Propel the Economy, and our Middle Class, Forward

Note: This is the second piece in a series that explores the connection between a robust transportation system and a stronger middle class. Read the first piece which sets the tone for a much needed national conversation. Around the globe, the race is on to bring the world’s fastest trains — which top speeds nearing […]

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Highway and Transit Infrastructure Funding By the Numbers

Last week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives did something we haven’t seen them do in a long time — they passed a long-term surface transportation bill that both Republicans and Democrats support. Because the Senate passed its own version of a surface transportation bill already, Congress may actually be poised to complete the first […]

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13 Frightful Transportation Facts

If you think Freddy Krueger is scary, take a look at the state of our transportation system. Much of the blame should be directed at the politicians who have let the austerity zombies win. If these facts don’t make your skin crawl, we don’t know what will.   Skeleton Crew Running Freight Trains? Here’s a […]

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Congress Should Put the Brakes on Hair Testing Bus and Truck Drivers

Too often Washington is a place where all good ideas go to die and where bad ideas flourish. The latest bad idea? Some in the commercial motor vehicle industry are pressuring Congress to undermine scientists and established protocol in order to allow the industry to use an unsubstantiated form of drug testing: hair specimen testing. […]

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Transportation Security Officers a Key Link in Defending Our Security

TSA Supervisor Jennifer Haslip poses with the new badge and uniforms at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, Friday, June 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Nearly two years after the tragic death of Gerardo Hernandez, the first Transportation Security Officer (TSO) killed in the line of duty, President Obama signed into law common-sense legislation that requires the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to make sure airports and high-risk surface transportation hubs have adequate plans in place to deal with shootings […]

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Our Aviation System Needs Long-Term Investment, Not More Patchwork FAA Bills

Amidst the turmoil that has gripped Capitol Hill recently, Americans may have missed a non-controversial but significant action taken by Congress. On Monday evening, the House took a simple voice vote to pass a six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and avert a lapse in the agency’s funding. The Senate quickly followed […]

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Larry Willis Discusses Transportation Investments, Potential Government Shutdown on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD Secretary-Treasurer Larry Willis discussing the importance of investing in transportation and the potential government shutdown 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 recently launched Huffington Post  series, TTD explores the connection between a modernized, well-funded transportation system and […]

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Moving Forward: Lifting More Americans Into the Middle Class by Modernizing our Transportation System

By Ed Wytkind

Note: We’re kicking off this series, which explores the connection between a strong middle class and robust transportation system, during the week of Labor Day — a holiday that celebrates the American worker. While the economy has seen steady improvement — job numbers are up — the slow recovery has disproportionately favored the wealthy and […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Driver Fatigue, Hair Testing on Rick Smith Show

Rick Smith Show

Ed Wytkind, President of TTD, discusses issues that affect over-the-road drivers, including driver fatigue and a proposal by Congress that would allow employers to test hair specimen of bus, truck and other transportation employees on The Rick Smith Show. “One of the biggest ways to solve the driver fatigue problem is to not make drivers exempt from the Fair […]

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