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CQ on TTD’s Take on the President’s Budget Proposal

By Admin

As published by Tom Curry and David Harrison in CQ.   President Barack Obama this morning will unveil a budget request that includes $238 billion in one-time new tax revenue to be devoted to a six-year highway bill. That money, combined with expected gas tax receipts, would keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and pay […]

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss the Future of Transportation Infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio

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Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing the state of transportation infrastructure on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here. There’s an enormous need for investment in America’s transportation infrastructure, and the key this year will be ensuring that such investment actually happens. “The real solution […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses the State of America’s Infrastructure on the Rick Smith Show

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing America’s infrastructure crisis and President Obama’s State of the Union speech yesterday on the Rick Smith Show? We’ve got you covered: you can listen to the show here. “The President needs to set out a vision that isn’t just about hope but about progress,” Wytkind said on the air. […]

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Roll Call on Open Skies Language in Omnibus Bill

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Norwegian Air Cites Supportive Language In Omnibus As published by Tom Curry in Roll Call Advisors to Norwegian Air International contacted me Wednesday to point out that I had neglected in my post on the omnibus spending bill to note an important paragraph which, they say, supports Norwegian’s argument that the Department of Transportation ought to issue […]

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Roll Call—U.S., EU Officials Meet On Norwegian Air Controversy

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U.S., EU Officials Meet On Norwegian Air Controversy As published by Tom Curry in Roll Call Transportation Department and State Department officials met Tuesday with representatives of the European Union to discuss why the Transportation Department hasn’t yet decided on an application for a foreign air carrier permit from Norwegian Air International (NAI), the Ireland-based […]

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The Wall Street Journal on the Norwegian Air Debate

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[As published By Doug Cameron in The Wall Street Journal] Norwegian Air’s Fight for Expansion Intensifies The battle over a European airline’s plan to expand flights to the U.S. intensified on Thursday as both sides in the debate highlighted safety issues ahead of a crucial meeting of regulators next week. The yearlong effort by Norwegian Air […]

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Roll Call—Transportation Unions Chart Strategy For New Congress

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[As published By Tom Curry in Roll Call] Labor unions are adjusting to the new balance of power in Washington. The Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, representing the workers who build, operate, and maintain highways and mass transit systems, is looking to work with the new Republican leadership in 2015 on a long-term surface transportation […]

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Capital and Main—Trains, Planes and Politics – A Talk With Transportation Advocate Ed Wytkind

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[As published By Danny Feingold in Capital and Main] To say that Ed Wytkind likes to talk about America’s epic failure to invest in transportation is akin to saying that Pauline Kael enjoyed critiquing films or that Christopher Hitchens was fond of writing political commentary. Because Wytkind, who heads the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department and will be honored […]

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Al Jazeera America—Good jobs no longer an afterthought in awarding lavish transit contracts

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[As published By Haya El Nasser in Al Jazeera America] LOS ANGELES — When shiny new light-rail cars roll out on L.A. Metro tracks in two years, they will likely have been made by a Japanese company. But most of the workers who assemble them will be American. In Chicago, a $2 billion railcar contract will be won partly […]

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Huffington Post—So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

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[As published By Edward Wytkind in Huffington Post] On October 2nd, Amtrak reported that four of its century-old underwater rail tunnels in and out of New York City are in need of extensive repairs and that service will be “badly curtailed” — terrible news for both daily commuters and passengers who take 260 million trips a […]

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