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Transportation Labor Weighs in on Distracted Driving

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The Honorable Anne S. Ferro Administrator Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC  20590 RE:  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Docket Number: FMCSA-2009-0370; Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices Dear Administrator Ferro: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Federal […]

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National Rail Plan Must Sustain Jobs, Produce Safe System

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The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo Administrator Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington D.C.  20590 RE:  Federal Railroad Administration Docket No. FRA-2010-0020 National Rail Plan Dear Administrator Szabo: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) we are pleased to comment on the development of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) long-range National […]

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Lithium Battery Transport Requires Protections for Workers

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Mr. Charles E. Betts Chief, Standards Development Office of Hazardous Materials Standards, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, RE:  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0095 Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Dear Mr. Betts: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am writing to […]

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Improve Security of Foreign Aircraft Repair

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COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO ________________________________ BEFORE THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REQUEST FOR COMMENTS AIRCRAFT REPAIR STATION SECURITY Docket No. TSA-2004-17131 February 19, 2010 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), we are pleased to submit the following comments on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Notice of […]

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TTD Comments on NMB's Proposed Election Rule Changes

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BEFORE THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD ___________________________________ Representation Election Procedure   Docket No.  C-6964 __________________________________ COMMENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) and our 32 affiliated unions , we want to express our support for the National Mediation Board’s (NMB or the Board) proposed revisions in 29 CFR Parts […]

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Comments on the National Mediation Board's Proposed Rule Changes for Airline and Railroad Union Elections

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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF EDWARD WYTKIND, PRESIDENT TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT, AFL-CIO _________________________ BEFORE THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD ON THE REPRESENTATION ELECTION PROCEDURE; PROPOSED RULE; DOCKET NO. C-6964 FOR THE NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD’S PUBLIC MEETING December 7, 2009 On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) I want to thank the National Mediation Board (“NMB or […]

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Comments for New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures

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The Honorable Peter M. Rogoff Administrator Federal Transit Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, East Building Washington, DC 20590   RE:  Federal Transit Administration Docket Number: FTA-2009-0036 Additional Proposed Guidance for New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures and Request for Comments Dear Administrator Rogoff: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD)  I want to […]

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Comment to OMB: Enforcing Buy America Requirements in the ARRA

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Ms. Marguerite Pridgen Office of Federal Financial Management Office of Management and Budget, Room 6025 New Executive Office Building Washington, DC 20503 RE: Requirements for Implementing Sections 1512, 1605, and 1606 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for Financial Assistance Awards Dear Ms. Pridgen: As the Administration issues final guidance on implementation […]

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Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service: Public Input on Recovery Act Guidance to Applicants

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The Honorable Joseph C. Szabo Administrator Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington D.C.  20590 RE: Federal Railroad Administration Docket No. FRA-2009-0045 Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service: Public Input on Recovery Act Guidance to Applicants Dear Administrator Szabo: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO […]

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Letter to OMB Director Peter Orszag

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The Honorable Peter R. Orszag Director, Office of Management and Budget Eisenhower Executive Office Building 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC  20503 Dear Director Orszag: As the Administration seeks to implement the spending provisions and specifically the transportation investments included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, I urge you to ensure that the […]

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