WASHINGTON – Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement after the Senate confirmed Amit Bose as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA):
“We welcome Mr. Bose’s stewardship of the FRA at this pivotal moment in the history of the domestic rail industry and rail labor.
“Effective last week, TTD’s Rail Labor Division represents all of America’s rail labor unions, giving one united voice to a dozen distinguished unions representing workers in freight, passenger, and commuter rail crafts.
“TTD and our affiliated unions look forward to working with Mr. Bose to implement the historic rail investments included in the bipartisan infrastructure law.
“Fortunately, Deputy Administrator Bose brings unparalleled experience and expertise to this task, having previously served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel at the FRA and in a number of other public sector positions with a direct nexus to the rail industry, including at the U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
“Mr. Bose’s distinguished career has instilled in him a deep understanding of the economic power of freight rail, the necessity of a passenger rail system that connects each corner of the nation, and the importance of the thousands of good union jobs that the rail industry supports.
“We have faith that he will strive to operate these networks at the highest levels of safety and recognize that workers are integral to the rail industry’s future and growth.
“We applaud the Senate for confirming Mr. Bose, and we thank President Biden for nominating this truly accomplished public servant.”