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If You’re Surprised by America’s Wage Stagnation, You Aren’t Paying Attention

By Larry I. Willis

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the economy and how well it’s doing. The unemployment rate has steadily fallen for years now, and jobs are being created. But wages? Not so much. The latest jobs report shows that while the unemployment rate remains low, wages aren’t keeping up with inflation. Instead, they are […]

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Larry I. Willis on Huffington Post: Failure to Invest in Public Transportation Hurts Communities Across the Country

The New York Times recently profiled the story — or the commute, rather — of Sheila James, a 61-year-old federal office worker who lives in Stockton, California, but works 80 miles away in San Francisco. She rises at 2 a.m. so she can catch a bus and two trains to get to her job as a […]

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LARRY I. WILLIS DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ON AMERICA’S WORKFORCE RADIO

Did you miss TTD President Larry I. Willis discussing America’s infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? Don’t worry — you can get to the show here. A recent New York Times article featured California resident Shelia James, who rises at 2:15 am each morning to get ready for her day as a public […]

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TTD Stands in Solidarity with MEBA Members at Liberty Maritime

By Larry I. Willis

For hardworking members of the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.), the reflagging of a vessel to U.S. registry by the New York-based commercial shipping company, Liberty Maritime Corp/Liberty Global Logistics (Liberty), should be a happy occasion. It should mean good jobs and wages for members of America’s oldest maritime labor union. But thanks to a […]

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Larry I. Willis on Inside Sources: How We Invest in Our Infrastructure Matters

Strong infrastructure and a well-functioning transportation system are vital to the health of our economy, but for too long we’ve treated our infrastructure as though it doesn’t matter. And for too long, working people have paid the price. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates it will take $4 trillion over the next eight years […]

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Edward Wytkind on Medium: We’re All in on an Infrastructure Investment Package but Details Matter

The president continues to highlight the need for significant investments in infrastructure that will modernize our eroding transportation system, create jobs and boost the economy. Talking about top-line numbers – like $1 trillion – may feel aspirational, but high-profile speeches at themed events aren’t enough. The types of investments that will create good jobs and […]

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A Long-Term Fix to the Broken Highway Trust Fund? Yes, Please!

While the political partisan divide gets a lot of attention these days — and rightfully so — a group of lawmakers has proven that coming together for a common goal may not be such a difficult concept to grasp. Last week, more than 250 Members of Congress from across the political spectrum recently urged the […]

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TTD Celebrates Mariners and Port Workers on National Maritime Day

Since the days of the Revolutionary War, civilian mariners and port workers have played a critical role in keeping our country safe and secure and our economy strong. Their work is difficult, dangerous and underappreciated, yet these men and women — backed by strong unions — have always risen to the occasion. Today, National Maritime […]

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Edward Wytkind in The Hill: Putting the Lost Infrastructure Generation Behind Us

While fierce partisanship in Washington is alive and well, an opening still exists for action on a serious plan to modernize our transportation infrastructure. No, I am not drinking Kool-Aid — we have a President who continues to talk about “going big” on a $1 trillion plan. Many in Congress are saying infrastructure investment is […]

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Join Ed Wytkind on Twitter to Debate Future of Automated Transportation

The rapid acceleration of new and automated technology will fundamentally change the way our economy functions and moves. This technology could reshape the very nature of our transportation system, and, in turn, place millions of good jobs at risk.

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