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Transportation Labor is Proud to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King and His Legacy

“As our nation prepares to reflect upon the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s tragic and untimely passing, we cannot and must not forget the ideals he fought and died for — including access to good jobs, fair pay, and safe working conditions — are the same things working people are fighting for today.”

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Problem Solvers Caucus Report Demonstrates Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure Investments

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issued this statement on the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group Report Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure: “We applaud the Problem Solvers Caucus Infrastructure Working Group, led by Reps. Elizabeth Etsy (D-CT) and John Katko (R-NY), for recognizing the urgency of America’s infrastructure crisis […]

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Groups representing American road builders, civil engineers support new Senate bridge bill

AS REPORTED BY KIM RILEY FOR TRANSPORTATION TODAY Just-introduced legislation from U.S. Senate Democrats that would pour $75 billion over a decade into a new competitive grant program for repairing the nation’s structurally shoddy bridges has received overwhelming support even before being assigned a bill number. The Bridge Investment Act, introduced Jan. 4 by Sens. […]

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Supporting Common-Sense Investments in our Nation’s Bridges

At a time when too many Americans lack access to good, middle-class jobs and failure to fund and maintain our infrastructure has led us to a national crisis, the Bridge Investment Act is the kind of common-sense legislation our country needs.

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Statement on New York, New Jersey Funding Commitments for Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to yesterday’s announcement by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie that New York and New Jersey will contribute $5.6 billion toward the proposed Gateway rail tunnel project: “Completion of the Gateway rail tunnel project is critical […]

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Lawmakers question automation’s effects on trucking workforce

AS REPORTED IN TRANSPORTATION TODAY Several members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee expressed concern over how the move to self-driving vehicles will affect the tens of thousands of truck and bus drivers and questioned a panel of experts on how Congress may lessen the burden of automation on the workforce. Noting the impending […]

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Autonomous Technology to Dominate House Roundtable With Trucking Execs

AS REPORTED BY EUGENE MULERO FOR TRANSPORT TOPICS NEWS Advances in connected, autonomous and truck platooning technologies are expected to dominate the discussions during a Dec. 7 House transportation policymakers roundtable scheduled with executives from the trucking industry. The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee will examine commercial vehicles’ autonomous capabilities, such as steering and braking through […]

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Transportation Labor Leaders Focus on Creating Jobs, Protecting Workers

Washington, DC — The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), and its 32 affiliated unions zeroed in on policies that both create and protect good, middle-class transportation jobs and ensure those jobs are safe for the workers who perform them at today’s fall Executive Committee meeting. “At a time when the middle class eludes too many […]

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Industry faces long haul to legalize self-driving semis

AS REPORTED BY KEITH LAING FOR THE DETROIT NEWS Washington — Trucking companies are not giving up the fight to put self-driving semis and delivery trucks on U.S. highways. Advocates for the trucking industry are pushing back on proposed legislation that largely removes restrictions from operation of autonomous passenger cars but does not do the same […]

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When Vehicles are Automated, What Happens to their Drivers?

AS REPORTED BY JONATHAN JUDD FOR THE INDYPENDENT Back in October of 2013, when self-driving cars or “automated driving systems” (ADS) still seemed like a pipedream, reporter Patrick Lin of the Atlantic considered the “ethics of autonomous cars.” Lin discussed the implications of a computer system faced with the minutia of split-second decisions a human driver makes […]

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