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DHS Funding Bill Emblematic of a Larger Accountability Problem

By Ed Wytkind

Instead of separating partisanship from governing and ensuring funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t lapse, Speaker Boehner has decided the House will only vote on a short-term extension. This means that in three short weeks we can go through another manufactured, 11th hour crisis that could shut down the DHS, threaten the security […]

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss TTD’s 2015 Agenda on America’s Work Force Radio

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing our 2015 transportation agenda on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. This past weekend TTD met with the leaders of our 32 affiliate unions to set our 2015 agenda, and, as Ed said on […]

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Now Premiering: Moving America: TTD’s Fight for Good Transportation Jobs

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

This year, TTD celebrates 25 years of advocating for transportation workers. Check out our new video to learn how we and our 32 affiliated unions dedicate ourselves each day to working with policymakers to ensure that America has a strong, modern transportation system that supports good middle-class jobs.

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Preview of 2015 Surface Transportation Agenda

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO 15790969178_b379947d00_o

In 1993, Intel shipped the first-generation Pentium chips and Nintendo released Star Fox for the Super Nintendo system; the average monthly rent was $532.00; and tuition to Harvard University cost $23,514. A lot has changed since then. One thing, though, hasn’t changed at all: the federal gas tax. When last raised – to 18.4 cents […]

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The Year of Accountability?

By Ed Wytkind 15952578686_55f6c8f2d6_o

With the new Congress now firmly in place and working (well, sort of), the first couple of months of 2015 have been fascinating as politicians stake out new ground and rehash old positions. But if I had my 15 minutes of fame sitting in the corner offices of Senate and House leadership, I’d make the […]

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Preview of 2015 Aviation Agenda

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO aviation featured

Air traffic in the United States has steadily grown since the end of the recession, and recent projections by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predict that it will continue to grow by an average of 2.2 percent each year over the next two decades. By 2034, the FAA forecasts, “U.S. commercial air carriers are projected […]

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Preview of 2015 Public Transit Agenda

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO transit featured

In a saner world, these would be the glory days for public transit in the U.S. The high stakes of hopeless congestion and changing commuter preferences combined with remarkable technological advances have created an environment in which a robustly funded, state-of-the art public transit network could be at the center of our modern economy. But […]

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Momentum Building for a Gas Tax Hike

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO Earl1 Gas tax Press 02.2015 - featured

Historically, our nation’s transportation system has supported peerless economic growth and a strong market for goods and services, all while creating and sustaining millions of middle class jobs. In past years, however, insufficient funding has left our transportation system to languish, so that our mass transit system careens from one budget crisis to the next […]

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NTSB Most Wanted List Includes Some TTD Priorities

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO featured

Talking about transportation safety isn’t enough – measures are needed to close gaps in the system that expose both workers and the public. That’s where the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) comes in. Since it was established more than 40 years ago as an independent safety and accident investigation agency, the NTSB has pressed regulators […]

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss the Future of Transportation Infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the state of transportation infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here. There’s an enormous need for investment in America’s transportation infrastructure, and the key this year will be ensuring that such investment actually happens. “The real solution […]

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