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Biden’s Options for Reviving Travel Economy Ravaged by COVID-19

As Reported by Jessica Wehrman for CQ-Roll Call and Aviation Pros One of the first tasks President-elect Joe Biden will face when he assumes office will be to bring back an economy crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the hardest-hit industries: travel. The U.S. travel economy has lost about $500 billion since the pandemic began […]

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Senate Flip Buoys NJ-NY Tunnel Backers Who Hope Schumer Delivers

As Reported by Keith Laing for Bloomberg The elevation of New York Senator Chuck Schumer to majority leader of the U.S. Senate has backers of the proposed Gateway rail tunnel to link New York and New Jersey hoping it’s back on track. Schumer has long been a supporter of the $11 billion project, which has […]

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Transportation labor condemns today’s assault on democracy

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement condemning the breach of the U.S. Capitol building earlier today: “At the urging of President Trump, America’s democracy came under direct attack by a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and threatened the lives of the Vice President, the […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds COVID Economic Relief Package but Warns $45 billion for Transportation Is Not Enough

Washington, DC – Greg Regan, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding passage of a COVID economic relief package: “We applaud those Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together in a bipartisan manner to support working families when they needed it the most.

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Transport unions laud Buttigieg, Biden pick for Transport Secretary

As Reported by Mark Gruenberg for People’s World Transportation unions and LGBTQ groups are lauding President-Elect Joe Biden’s nomination of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation once Biden takes over the Oval Office on Jan. 20. If confirmed, Buttigieg would be the first-ever openly gay U.S. Cabinet member. Meanwhile, […]

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Transportation Labor Applauds Pete Buttigieg’s Nomination to DOT

Washington, DC — Greg Regan, Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation: “Transportation labor congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation. He understands that working people keep America moving, and his desire to support […]

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Transportation labor mourns the loss of TTD president Larry Willis

  Washington, DC — Yesterday, with his wife and daughter by his side, TTD president Larry Willis, 53, succumbed to injuries sustained on November 22 in a tragic biking accident. TTD Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan issues this statement of mourning and remembrance: “We mourn today the shocking loss of a brother and fierce advocate for working […]

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Transportation Labor Leaders call for COVID relief now

Washington, DC – Facing a worsening public health and economic crisis, widespread gender and racial inequality, and an economy that overwhelmingly favors the wealthy, the leaders of 33 transportation unions gathered today to set an aggressive agenda for the new Congress and incoming Biden administration. The meeting of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Trades […]

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Transportation Labor Congratulates Biden, Harris on Historic Victory

Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement following the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:   “The American people have spoken, and they have clearly and decisively chosen unity over divisiveness, leadership over chaos, and working-class values over corporate greed. On behalf of the millions […]

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Rail Fans Hope ‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden Can Get NJ-NY Tunnel on Track

As Reported by Keith Laing for Bloomberg
The tunnel, with an estimated cost of more than $11 billion, would carry Amtrak and New Jersey Transit commuter trains under the Hudson River as part of the Gateway Program. Supporters say the project has languished amid feuding between President Donald Trump and Democratic governors in New York and New Jersey — though the administration says it is working to complete an environmental review.

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