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Ed Wytkind Discusses Driver Fatigue, the Highway Trust Fund and Hair Testing on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing our country’s driver fatigue crisis on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here. The NTSB findings into the Tracy Morgan crash put a spotlight on what we already know: driver fatigue is a serious problem that plagues […]

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National Aviation Day, Meet Washington

What’s the best way to manage the world’s busiest, safest and ever-growing aviation system? Here’s a hint: playing chicken with the funding clock isn’t the answer. Today is National Aviation Day, which is a good day to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of U.S. aviation. It is also a perfect opportunity to remind politicians in Washington […]

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NTSB Findings from the Tracy Morgan Crash Should Be a Wakeup Call

By Ed Wytkind

While the Tracy Morgan crash has attracted national attention because it involves a well-known comedian, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report confirms what we already know: we have a driver fatigue crisis. Understandably, Morgan’s celebrity gave this particular story and the NTSB’s findings significant national attention. However, incidents like this occur far more often […]

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I’ll Take Your Hypocrisy if You Build Me a Tunnel

By Ed Wytkind New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is interviewed The Wall Street Journal at The Wall Street Journal CEO Council on November 18, 2013 in Washington.  The Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting brings together the worlds most powerful chief executives to address the most pressing public policy and business issues of the day.       AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says as president he’d move aggressively on Amtrak’s long delayed Hudson River rail tunnel project — yes, the same tunnel project he killed as governor five years ago. While cynics (note: I’m a cynic) question motives here and wonder just how much hypocrisy we’ll have to endure in this presidential […]

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We Said Go Slow on Drones. We Weren’t Kidding

By Ed Wytkind

Do you think it’s a problem when a commercial aircraft has to climb unexpectedly to avoid a drone or when drones get in the way of first responders who are at the scene of an emergency? In May, a passenger plane nearly collided with a drone, or unmanned aircraft system (UAS), as it was making […]

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Economic Surrender Isn’t a Policy

By Ed Wytkind

I worry that America’s status as a global economic powerhouse — a place where Americans can find a clear path into the middle class — is getting shaky on our watch. That was my message to the leaders, delegates and activists at the convention of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), a TTD affiliate. Not long ago, our […]

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Ed Wytkind Takes on Drones, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and United Airlines on America’s Workforce Radio

Earlier this week, TTD President Ed Wytkind was featured on America’s Workforce Radio where he discussed hot-topic issues facing labor and transportation today. You can listen to the show here, on our Move America Blog. Topics covered on the show include the safe integration of drones into our air spaces, a proclamation by New Jersey […]

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Anthony Foxx Gets it Right: Transportation is key to upward mobility

The ability to lead a middle-class lifestyle is about having access to resources — including good jobs, good schools, nutritious food, adequate medical care and fair housing. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx recently hit the nail on the head when he pointed out in a recent blog post that transportation is crucial to connecting people […]

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TTD Stands with United Flight Attendants Fighting for Fair Contract

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO Ed_AFA-CWA_Rally_Dulles_2

Thousands of flight attendants at United Airlines hubs across the globe are standing up to say enough is enough — and we stand with them. Yesterday, the Joint Negotiating Committee of AFA-CWA flight attendants held an International Day of Action to draw attention to the absurd refusal by United to bargain in good faith with […]

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TTD Supports Proposal to Streamline Certification Process for Drivers with Diabetes

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

For far too long, drivers with well-controlled diabetes have been prohibited from operating commercial motor vehicles without first maneuvering through a complicated certification process to prove they are healthy enough to drive. TTD supports a commonsense proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that would end this discriminatory practice. While the presence of […]

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