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AP Reports on Reactions to New Amtrak CEO

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Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO As published by Joan Lowy in the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles “Wick” Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday. Moorman’s ties to […]

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The Hill on Democratic VP Nominee’s Record on Transportation Issues

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Kaine primed for driver’s seat on transportation issues as VP As published by Melanie Zanona in The Hill Sen. Tim Kaine might be Hillary Clinton’s newly minted sidekick, but the Democratic vice presidential nominee is primed for the driver’s seat when it comes to infrastructure issues. Kaine, a former governor of Virginia and mayor of […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Opposition to Port Productivity Metrics

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US shippers face tough road to gain national port productivity metrics As published by Reynolds Hutchins in Journal of Commerce Just minutes into its first meeting it was clear that U.S. shippers shouldn’t expect an easy path toward the creation of nationwide metrics to measure the nation’s port productivity. The immediate roadblocks, stalemates and impasses the group […]

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Washington Examiner on Labor’s Opposition to GOP Platform

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After Obama, GOP platform moves right on labor issues As published by Sean Higgins in The Washington Examiner There is not much for labor leaders to like in the Republican Party’s 2016 platform. It is one of the toughest the party has had in the last four decades in terms of calling for union power […]

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Progressive Railroading on Labor’s Support of #2CrewTrains Rule

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Freight-rail industry opposes, unions support FRA’s two-person crew proposal As published in Progressive Railroading Freight-rail industry representatives last week called on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to drop its proposed rule mandating two-person crews on freight trains. At an FRA hearing last week, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and theAmerican Short Line and Regional […]

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AJOT on TTD’s Support for Rail Safety Measurements

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TTD supports DeLauro Bill to make railroads safer As published in the American Journal of Transportation “Rep. Rosa DeLauro continued her commitment to improving rail transportation safety by advancing legislation that seeks to reduce employee fatigue and beef up safety standards. “We are pleased that this legislation seeks to minimize one of the rail industry’s […]

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The Hill onTTD’s Support for #2CrewTrains

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Feds weigh minimum train crew sizes As published by Melanie Zanona in The Hill The Federal Railroad Administration is considering a rule that would require most trains to have a minimum number of crew members. During a Friday public hearing on the proposal, union groups, policymakers and stakeholders weighed in on whether most rail operations […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Opposition to Port Metrics

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Effort to create US port productivity metrics hits wall of opposition As published by Reynolds Hutchins in Journal of Commerce WASHINGTON — A group tasked with helping the U.S. Department of Transportation develop industry-wide metrics to gauge port productivity sputtered to a start at its first meeting Friday. Representatives of the railroad industry and labor unions — many […]

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Global Trade Magazine on TTD’s Support of #2CrewTrains

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Labor Supports, Industry Opposes U.S. Rulemaking on Freight Train Crew Size   Union Insists Rules Promote Safety, AAR Says They Would Stifle Innovation As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, (TTD) has responded positively to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a minimum […]

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Journal of Commerce on TTD’s Defense of the Jones Act

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Bill exempting Puerto Rico from Jones Act ignites old battles As published by Joseph Bonney in Journal of Commerce Shipyard, maritime and labor interests have criticized an Alabama congressman’s proposal to exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act’s requirements for U.S.flag shipping between the island and the U.S. mainland. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Ala., called for the exemption in […]

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