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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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EDWARD WYTKIND ON MEDIUM: As Public Transit Goes, So Goes the Nation

While public transit continues to be a lifeline for millions of Americans, too many transit agencies nationwide are failing with upkeep and modernization efforts and thus experiencing system failures. That isn’t just my opinion — the American Society of Civil Engineers gave transit a grade of D- in their 2017 report card. The demand for public transit […]

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Workers Memorial Day Reminds Us That On-The-Job Safety Must Be a Priority

By Ed Wytkind

As our nation debates the future of transportation and infrastructure, Workers Memorial Day is a solemn reminder that workplace safety must be central to the discussion. Every year, thousands of Americans — including those who build, operate and maintain our nation’s transportation system — are hurt or killed on the job. It goes without saying […]

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Edward Wytkind on Medium: Fast Trains Will Not Just Show Up at the Station

As President Trump has called for new investments in our infrastructure, he has routinely criticized our nation’s passenger rail system, lamenting America’s lack of ‘fast trains’. There is no denying that America should have more frequent and faster train service. But those fast trains will not just show up at the station. They will emerge […]

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Infrastructure is Not Health Care

By Larry I. Willis

What do health care and infrastructure have in common? Most of us would say not much. Unfortunately, some House Republicans, including some of our friends, are insisting that if the repeal of Obamacare goes down today then “we can’t do infrastructure.” In the words of my teenage daughter — “wait, what?” Putting aside the problems […]

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