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TTD statement on fatal Amtrak derailment

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the fatal September 25 Amtrak derailment in Montana that killed three and injured dozens more: “Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Saturday’s fatal Amtrak derailment, including three passengers who tragically lost their lives, and dozens […]

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TTD and Rail Unions Support Amit Bose to Lead FRA

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Dear Senator: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), the undersigned affiliated rail unions, and millions of frontline transportation workers, I urge you to advance the nomination of Amit Bose for Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) when the Senate Commerce Committee considers his nomination this week.

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Statement in support of transportation priorities in Democratic reconciliation spending plan

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of tomorrow’s markup by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for their portion of the Democratic reconciliation plan: “Tomorrow, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a markup for their portion of the Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation […]

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September 11, 2001 – September 11, 2021: A tribute to transportation workers

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Washington, DC – President Greg Regan and Secretary-Treasurer Shari Semelsberger of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this statement on the 20th remembrance of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: “This weekend, as our nation marks the 20th remembrance of September 11, 2001, we remember and honor those whose lives were lost or forever […]

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Transportation unions honor frontline workers with #EssentialAlways campaign

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Washington, DC – This Labor Day, the 33-union Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation are teaming up to recognize and thank frontline transportation workers for their service and sacrifice, and remind Americans that these workers are #EssentialAlways. The campaign comes at a historic crossroads for this dedicated workforce. As the […]

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Transportation Labor Congratulates Liz Shuler, Fred Redmond on Historic AFL-CIO Election

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president and Shari Semelsberger, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issue this statement congratulating Liz Shuler and Fred Redmond on their historic election as president and secretary-treasurer, respectively, of the AFL-CIO: “On behalf of millions of frontline transportation workers and the unions that represent them, we congratulate Liz […]

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TTD Welcomes NHTSA Investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot Features

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Washington, DC – On Monday, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced formal investigations into Tesla’s autopilot self-driving features. Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement: “NHTSA’s investigation into Tesla’s self-driving technology is a welcome and much-needed development. “For years, transportation unions have warned against the perils […]

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FTA Must Prioritize Action on Worker Safety Issues

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August 16, 2021   Nuria Fernandez Federal Transit Administration East Building 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: Transit Safety Concerns Docket No. FTA-2021-0011 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to respond to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Request for Information on Transit Safety Concerns. TTD consists […]

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TTD statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on today’s Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: “With today’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the U.S. Senate took an important step toward making necessary and long-overdue investments in our nation’s infrastructure.  The […]

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TTD Congratulates Jennifer Homendy, Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating Jennifer Homendy’s Senate confirmation to lead the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): “On behalf of millions of frontline transportation workers and the unions that represent them, I congratulate Jennifer Homendy on her Senate confirmation to chair the National […]

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