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TTD Congratulates Jennifer Homendy, Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating Jennifer Homendy’s Senate confirmation to lead the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): “On behalf of millions of frontline transportation workers and the unions that represent them, I congratulate Jennifer Homendy on her Senate confirmation to chair the National […]

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TTD Statement on Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

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Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the historic infrastructure agreement between President Biden and a bipartisan group of US Senators:  “Transportation labor proudly supported Joe Biden for president because we knew his commitment to investing in infrastructure, reviving our economy, and supporting working families […]

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Transportation Labor Mourns the Loss of President Richard L. Trumka

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement mourning the death of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka: “We are devastated by the news that AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka passed away at the age of 72. Rich was a giant in the labor movement, and his fierce […]

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FTA grant dedicated to workforce training, retention will help secure future of transit industry workforce

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding the FTA for awarding the Transportation Learning Center a $5 million grant to be used solely for frontline workforce training, retention, and recruitment: “President Biden has long said that when you invest in working people, you invest in […]

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Statement on bipartisan infrastructure negotiations: Working people are ready to rise to the occasion

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Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the ongoing bipartisan infrastructure negotiations in the Senate: “Working with Congress and the administration to deliver on President Biden’s promise of major, and long-overdue investments in America’s infrastructure remains the top priority for the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO. […]

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Rail workers, unions eagerly await GAO study on precision scheduled railroading

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the GAO accepting a request by Chairs DeFazio and Payne to study the impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR): “For years, freight rail workers and their unions have been sounding the alarm about the dangers of PSR, […]

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TTD Statement on passage of INVEST in America Act

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Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the passage of the historic INVEST in America Act by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Momentum is growing for the kind of once-in-a-generation investments in infrastructure that will transform our country, create and sustain millions of good jobs, and […]

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New NHTSA AV crash reporting standards will improve safety, accountability

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Washington, DC — Today, NHTSA ordered autonomous vehicle manufacturers and operators to report crash data to the federal government. Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement: “As autonomous technology is tested and deployed on American roads, transportation labor has long called for safety to be prioritized, including data collection […]

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TTD Statement on White House, Senate Infrastructure Deal

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Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to an infrastructure deal reached between the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators: “Bold, federal investments in our nation’s infrastructure — the kind that will put millions of people to work rebuilding our country and economy — have […]

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TTD Statement on Commerce Committee Passage of the Surface Transportation Investment Act

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Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on today’s successful passage of the Surface Transportation Investment Act out of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: “TTD appreciates the Commerce Committee’s bipartisan commitment to Amtrak. By working to improve service quality and acknowledging that current […]

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