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Larry Willis Discusses Surface Transportation Bill on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD Secretary-Treasurer Larry Willis discussing the importance of passing a robust surface transportation bill on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. In a recent blog about highway and transit infrastructure funding, TTD examines the connection between investment in America’s aging infrastructure and […]

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I’ll Take Your Hypocrisy if You Build Me a Tunnel

By Ed Wytkind

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says as president he’d move aggressively on Amtrak’s long delayed Hudson River rail tunnel project — yes, the same tunnel project he killed as governor five years ago. While cynics (note: I’m a cynic) question motives here and wonder just how much hypocrisy we’ll have to endure in this presidential […]

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Putting Disadvantaged Americans Back to Work is the American Thing to do

July 2, just two days before the anniversary of our nation’s independence, is “Buy Made in the USA” Day. During this most patriotic of American weeks, we should be celebrating the American dream — that idea that with a little hard work, anyone can build a solid, middle-class lifestyle for themselves and their family. Instead, […]

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The Hill Covers TTD’s Push for Increased Surface Transportation Funding

As published by Keith Laing in The Hill.   Unions push for highway spending Increase The AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) said Friday that Congress should find a way to increase the amount of money the federal government spends on the nation’s infrastructure, despite the fact that federal funding for road and transit systems has […]

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House Bill Provides Chance for Expanded, Long-term Highway/Transit Funding Legislation

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in advance of a House vote on a short-term extension of expiring highway and transit investment programs: “Today we are urging a YES vote on H.R. 2353, a short-term extension of expiring highway/transit programs that will keep pressure on lawmakers and […]

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Support Short-Term Extension of Highway/Transit Programs, Move on Long-Term Bill

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I write to express support for the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of2015 (H.R. 2353), which would provide a short-term extension for our federal highway and transit funding programs. When it became clear that Congress, 10 months removed from the last extension, would be […]

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Expiring Highway/Transit Programs Should be Extended Only Through July

Congress Must Focus on Completing Long-Term Bill   Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement regarding ongoing deliberations by lawmakers over passing legislation to extend expiring federal highway and transit programs: “Years of congressional inaction on a long-term surface transportation bill has harmed our economy. As highway and transit […]

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The Hill Covers TTD’s Take on Grow America

As published by Keith Laing in The Hill.   Unions: Obama ‘right’ to push for long-term highway bill The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) said Wednesday that President Obama is “right” to push lawmakers to pass a long-term infrastructure funding measure. White House officials sent a six-year, $478 billion transportation bill to Congress on Monday […]

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Grow America 2.0: Reenergizing the Transportation Debate

By Ed Wytkind

If you commute to work, the odds are good that you spend your time dodging potholes, or stuck in traffic that sprawls out as far as the eye can see, or watching from the bus stop as at-capacity buses pass you by. Whatever your experience each morning and afternoon, your commutes are a constant reminder […]

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Hear Larry Willis Discuss Fast Track, Amtrak, and the Surface Transportation Reauthorizations on America’s Work Force Radio

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD Secretary-Treasurer Larry Willis discussing Fast Track and the Amtrak and surface transportation reauthorizations on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. TTD stands with the AFL-CIO in opposition to Fast Track: as Larry points out in the interview, in the […]

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