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Gateway Tunnel funding may cause another budget showdown for feds

As published by Emily Nonko in Curbed Things still do not look good for the Gateway Tunnel project, the $13 billion plan to replace the deteriorating Amtrak tunnels below the Hudson River. Since President Donald Trump took office, it’s been unclear whether his administration would honor a funding deal worked out by New York, New Jersey, and former President Obama. And now, […]

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Stop Playing Politics with Gateway Funding

“It is unfathomable that a president who campaigned on creating good jobs by rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure is threatening to upend an entire spending bill if it contains funding for one of the most important and pressing infrastructure projects in the country.”

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Statement on Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

“At a time when the middle class is struggling and our nation’s infrastructure is on the brink of failure, the proposal released today by Sen. Schumer and Senate Democrats will rebuild America, create good jobs, and spur economic growth.”

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Driven to Ruin: Fares are scarcer for NYC cabbies and automation is on their tail

As published by Peter Rugh in The Indypendent    Morning rush hour was in full swing, yet the deafening bang that came from Douglas Schifter’s vehicle cut through the noisy clamor of New Yorkers hustling to make it to work on time. Inside a rented Nissan sedan, the 61-year-old professional driver put the barrel end […]

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Misguided Privatization of Screening Services at Orlando Airport Must be Rejected

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the proposal to privatize security screening at the Orlando International Airport: “The plan being considered by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) to privatize its security screening operations is shortsighted and misguided. Viewed generously, this is a solution […]

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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is to Spend Less on Infrastructure

AS REPORTED BY DAVID DAYEN FOR THE NATION When he finally unveiled his infrastructure plan on Monday, President Donald Trump offered cities and states negative $40 billion. Most media accounts have described it as a $1.5 trillion deal, but the plan’s proposed $200 billion spending must be weighed against the $240 billion in cuts to […]

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Trump Dispatches His Public Works Plan to Skeptical Congress

AS REPORTED BY BLOOMBERG AND INDUSTRYWEEK STAFF FOR INDUSTRYWEEK President Donald Trump released his long-awaited proposal to upgrade roads, airports and other public works on Monday, kicking off what will likely be a tough sell in Congress with Democrats saying the plan falls short and Republicans wary of another big spending measure. The 53-page document […]

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Statement on White House Infrastructure Proposal

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on infrastructure principles released today by President Trump: “We have long called for America’s infrastructure crisis to be met with a massive infusion of new federal investment that will grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs. While […]

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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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