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FTA grant dedicated to workforce training, retention will help secure future of transit industry workforce

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding the FTA for awarding the Transportation Learning Center a $5 million grant to be used solely for frontline workforce training, retention, and recruitment: “President Biden has long said that when you invest in working people, you invest in […]

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Statement on bipartisan infrastructure negotiations: Working people are ready to rise to the occasion

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the ongoing bipartisan infrastructure negotiations in the Senate: “Working with Congress and the administration to deliver on President Biden’s promise of major, and long-overdue investments in America’s infrastructure remains the top priority for the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO. […]

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Business, labor groups endorse bipartisan infrastructure deal

As Reported by Alexander Bolton for The Hill The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a group of other prominent business groups on Thursday endorsed a $1.2 trillion, eight-year bipartisan infrastructure framework endorsed by President Biden and a group of Senate moderates. The joint endorsement by business and labor groups that are often opponents […]

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Rail workers, unions eagerly await GAO study on precision scheduled railroading

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the GAO accepting a request by Chairs DeFazio and Payne to study the impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR): “For years, freight rail workers and their unions have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of PSR, […]

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Federal Watchdog to Study Freight Rail Safety Following Motherboard Investigation

As Reported by Aaron Gordon for Vice The Government Accountability Office will launch an investigation into precision scheduled railroading, a business philosophy embraced by North American freight rail companies that a Motherboard investigation revealed has radically slashed safety measures in the name of profit. The study was requested in May by the chairs of the […]

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Transit Workers Risk ‘Great Ambush’ Without Federal Investment in Training, Labor Leaders Say

As Reported by Chris Teale for Smart Cities Dive Advancing legislation in Congress gives transportation labor leaders hope for creating a national training center for transit workers that could help them prepare for using new technologies and bringing future generations into the sector. The Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation […]

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TTD Statement on passage of INVEST in America Act

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the passage of the historic INVEST in America Act by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Momentum is growing for the kind of once-in-a-generation investments in infrastructure that will transform our country, create and sustain millions of good jobs, and […]

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New NHTSA AV crash reporting standards will improve safety, accountability

Washington, DC — Today, NHTSA ordered autonomous vehicle manufacturers and operators to report crash data to the federal government. Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement: “As autonomous technology is tested and deployed on American roads, transportation labor has long called for safety to be prioritized, including data collection […]

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TTD Statement on White House, Senate Infrastructure Deal

Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to an infrastructure deal reached between the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators: “Bold, federal investments in our nation’s infrastructure — the kind that will put millions of people to work rebuilding our country and economy — have […]

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TTD Statement on Commerce Committee Passage of the Surface Transportation Investment Act

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on today’s successful passage of the Surface Transportation Investment Act out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: “TTD appreciates the Commerce Committee’s bipartisan commitment to Amtrak. By working to improve service quality and acknowledging that current […]

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