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Ed Wytkind Talks Transportation Jobs on The Rick Smith Show

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Ed Wytkind, president of the TTD, discusses crumbling infrastructure in the United States and its impact on working people, the economy and, yes, even business, on The Rick Smith Show. “It’s not just simply the jobs that are idling on the sidelines because we aren’t investing in transit and highways to build and modernize these […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Amtrak Issues on Democracy Now!

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Public Television Covers Infrastructure Issues in Wake of Amtrak Accident  

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Hear Ed Wytkind Discuss Fast Track on the Jeff Santos Show

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Last week, the Jeff Santos Show held a 3-hour special about Fast Track and TPP. TTD President Ed Wytkind joined as a guest to talk about TTD’s opposition to Fast Track and our solidarity with the labor movement in this regard. “This is not a fight that is just about manufacturing workers,” Wytkind explained. “This is […]

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The Hill Covers TTD’s Take on Grow America

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As published by Keith Laing in The Hill.   Unions: Obama ‘right’ to push for long-term highway bill The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) said Wednesday that President Obama is “right” to push lawmakers to pass a long-term infrastructure funding measure. White House officials sent a six-year, $478 billion transportation bill to Congress on Monday […]

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The Hill on Positive Train Control Extension

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As published by Keith Laing in The Hill.   Senate to consider extending deadline for automating trains The Senate committee that oversees transportation issues is scheduled to mark up a measure on Wednesday that would extend a deadline for U.S. railways to equip their trains with automated control systems by five years. Current law requires that […]

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Hear Larry Willis Discuss Fast Track, Amtrak, and the Surface Transportation Reauthorizations on America’s Work Force Radio

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Did you miss TTD Secretary-Treasurer Larry Willis discussing Fast Track and the Amtrak and surface transportation reauthorizations on America’s Work Force Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. TTD stands with the AFL-CIO in opposition to Fast Track: as Larry points out in the interview, in the […]

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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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