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The Hill on TTD’s Support for the Gas Tax

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As published by Keith Laing in The Hill   Unions seek to protect federal gas tax A top labor union is fighting to save the federal gas tax, arguing that eliminating it would ruin the nation’s transportation system. The AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department (TTD) said Friday that without the gas tax the nation would be left […]

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U.S. News & World Report on House Passage of PRRIA

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As published by Joan Lowy for the Associated Press.   House passes bipartisan Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast Corridor service WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak’s popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help […]

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Progressive Railroading on House Passage of the Amtrak Bill

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As published in Progressive Railroading.   House passes $8 billion Amtrak funding bill The U.S. House yesterday passed a bill that authorizes nearly $8 billion to fund Amtrak over the next four years. The Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA) would keep Amtrak funded at nearly current levels, about $1.4 billion per year, […]

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The Hill on the Amtrak Bill Vote Delay

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As published by Keith Laing in The Hill.   Amtrak vote bumped by DHS bill The House has pushed back a vote on a nearly a nearly $8 billion funding bill for Amtrak that was scheduled for a final taplly on Tuesday. The measure, which provides Amtrak about $1.7 billion per year for the next four […]

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AINonline on TTD’s Drone Safety Stance

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As published by Robert P. Mark in AINonline.   Transportation Trades Group Speaks Out on Drone Safety The Transportation Trades Division (TTD) of the AFL–CIO will not endorse commercial operations of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) until “the necessary FAA safety standards are in place ensuring one level of safety for any type of aircraft or […]

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss TTD’s 2015 Agenda on America’s Work Force Radio

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing our 2015 transportation agenda on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. This past weekend TTD met with the leaders of our 32 affiliate unions to set our 2015 agenda, and, as Ed said on […]

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Progressive Railroading on TTD’s 25th Anniversary & 2015 Agenda

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As published in Progressive Railroading.   TTD lays out transportation agenda, re-elects Wytkind, Willis The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) last weekend held its winter convention, during which its affiliates laid out recommendations for the U.S. transportation system in 2015 and marked the organization’s 25th anniversary. “[This year] must be about holding those we elected accountable […]

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FleetOwner on TTD’s 2015 Transportation Agenda

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As published by Sean Kilcarr in Fleet Owner.   Groups lay out transportation agenda items for 2015 A variety of groups, from unions to safety-themed organizations, laid out their transportation agendas for the rest of the year – especially where highway funding and electronic logging devices (ELDs) are concerned. The primary focus of the Transportation Trades […]

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Roll Call on TTD’s Executive Committee Meeting

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As published by Tom Curry in Roll Call.   Unions, Governors Make A Transportation Weekend Of It Trains and buses may be on a reduced weekend schedule but transportation events run at a brisk pace Saturday and Sunday. In Atlanta, the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO holds its annual executive committee meeting with 32 member […]

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Transport Topics on Rep. Blumenauer’s Gas Tax Bill

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As published by Michele Fuetsch and Eugene Mulero in Transport Topics.   Blumenauer Bill Would Raise Fuel Taxes; ATA’s Graves Touts Approach WASHINGTON — Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, held a press conference Feb. 4 to announce he has reintroduced the bill he put forth last year that would increase fuel taxes […]

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