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TTD Opposes Unnecessary Barriers to Bus and Truck Safety Regulations

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding FMCSA’s rulemaking procedures. By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions across all modes of transportation, many of whom operate commercial motor vehicles and are therefore subject to FMCSA’s regulations.[1] We therefore have a vested interested in the rulemaking.

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TTD President Larry I. Willis Testifies on Freight and Passenger Rail Infrastructure Investment

Chairman Denham, Ranking Member Capuano, and members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Railroad subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify this afternoon on building a 21st century infrastructure for America. By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliated unions that represent workers in every mode of transportation in both the public and private sectors.[1] TTD unions specifically represent workers that operate, service and build passenger and freight rail systems including those at Amtrak, commuter rail providers and freight railroads.

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TTD Comments on Private Sector Participation in Transit

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) encouraging private sector participation and investment in transit capital projects. By way of Background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions in the transportation sector, including those who may be affected by increased private participation in the public transportation space.

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NHTSA Should Include Labor in School Bus Seat Belt Studies

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) information collection request (ICR) regarding the use of seat belts on school buses. By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions, several of whom represent school bus drivers and bus aides. [1] We therefore have a vested interested in the collection request.

Through this ICR, NHTSA plans on collecting information in order to understand the factors considered by state and local agencies when deciding whether to require seat belts on school buses, how these requirements are funded, and challenges that may occur. NHTSA states that it will collect this data through interviews, discussions, and a web-based survey.

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Vote Alert for Amendments to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018

As the House continues consideration of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) recommends the following votes on amendments to the THUD division of the package:

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DOT Should Keep Safety and Labor Protections Out of Regulatory Review

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) request for input regarding the agency’s review of its regulations, policy and guidance in order identify items that may cause unnecessary obstacles to transportation infrastructure projects. By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation who are impacted by DOT regulations. [1] We therefore have a vested interested in the rulemaking.

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Honoring the Service, Vision and Leadership of Edward Wytkind

The Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), salutes and honors Edward Wytkind for his visionary leadership, dedication to the labor movement, and more than 20 years of service to the millions of men and women who work on the frontlines of our nation’s transportation system. Today, TTD is a leader in the […]

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TTD Comments on Future of Commercial Autonomous Vehicle Regulation

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) solicitation for comment regarding highly automated commercial vehicles (HACV). By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation who will be impacted by the development and deployment of automated transportation. We therefore have a vested interested in the rulemaking.

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TTD Responds to FRA Autonomous Locomotive Studies

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to provide comments on the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Information Collection Requests (ICR) regarding locomotive automation. By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions representing workers in all modes of transportation including those employed in the passenger and freight rail industries who will be impacted by automated train technology. [1] We therefore have a vested interest in this proceeding. Additionally, TTD strongly endorses the comments filed by the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART-TD), a TTD affiliated union.

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TTD Offers Recommendations for a Renegotiated NAFTA

On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write in response to the Office of The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) notice requesting comments on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). By way of background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions that represents workers in all modes of transportation.[1] For decades these working people have seen their industries and livelihoods gutted by bad trade deals, and today the threats to their jobs continue. We therefore have great interest in this proceeding.

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