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Letter to FRA on Railroad Operating Rules

The Honorable Joseph H. Boardman Federal Railroad Administrator U. S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 Re:     Railroad Operating Rules: Program of Operational Tests and Inspections; Railroad Operating Practices: Handling Equipment, Switches and Fixed Derails Docket No. FRA-2006-25267 Dear Administrator Boardman: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), […]

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Letter on DOL Amendments to Federal Public Transportation Act Application Guidelines

Ms. Ann Comer Chief, Division of Statutory Programs Office of Labor-Management Standards Employment Standards Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room N–5112 Washington, DC  20210 Re: Amendment to Guidelines for Processing Applications for Assistance to Conform to Sections 3013(h) and 3031 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act–A Legacy for […]

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Letter to DHS Secretary Chertoff on Use of Passenger Name Records

The Honorable Michael Chertoff Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C.  20528 Dear Secretary Chertoff: We write to express our concerns about the possible collection and retention of information indicating the union affiliation of air passengers and the use of that information to determine whether a person poses a terrorism security risk.  We agree […]

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FMCSA Demonstration Project on NAFTA Trucking Provisions in Supplemental Appropriations Language

COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ON NAFTA TRUCKING PROVISONS SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT Docket No. FMCSA-2007-28055 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

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FAA Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing Aircraft Repair Stations

COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REPAIR STATIONS; PROPOSED RULE Docket No. FAA-2006-26408 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make certain […]

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Transportation Security Administration Proposed Changes to Rail Safety Regulations

Ms. Ann Comer Chief, Division of Statutory Programs Office of Labor-Management Standards Employment Standards Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Room N–5112 Washington, DC  20210 Re: COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION RAIL TRANSPORTATION SECURITY; PROPOSED RULE Docket No. TSA-2006-26514 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION […]

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Letter to Mary Peters Prior to Confirmation as Transportation Secretary on Foreign Control

Ms. Mary Peters Secretary-Designate U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC  20590 Dear Ms. Peters: If confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation, you will inherit enormous responsibilities as the nation’s chief steward of America’s multi-modal transportation system.  Because our members in the aviation industry care deeply about their professions and about […]

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Comments to the TSA and Coast Guard on Transportation Worker Identification Credentials

COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO BEFORE THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION AND THE U.S. COAST GUARD ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TRANSPORTATION WORKER IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION IN THE MARITIME SECTOR; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ENDORSEMENT FOR A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; USCG-2006-24196 The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) is pleased to submit comments […]

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DOT Proposal to Allow Foreign Interests to Exercise Actual Control Over U.S. Airlines

The Honorable Jeffery Shane U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street, SW, Nassif Building Room PL-401 Washington, DC  20590-001 RE: Actual Control of U.S. Air Carriers Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  Docket No. OST-2003-15759 Dear Mr. Shane: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) , I am writing to express our continued opposition to the Department […]

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FMCSA Proposed Amendments to Medical Qualification Standards Allowing Drivers with Diabetes to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation 400 Seventh Street SW Nassif Building, Room PL-401 Washington, DC  20590 RE: Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard; Docket No. FMCSA-2005-23151 Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to respond to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s […]

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