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TTD Calls for Reopening of Rail Border Crossings

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WASHINGTON– Greg Regan and Shari Semelsberger, President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued the following statement regarding the closure of two freight rail crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border:

“As the nation’s largest transportation federation, we are proud to represent thousands of workers who move critical freight into and around the country, and who keep our economy moving. At the same time, we recognize that the humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border necessitated the operational decision to shut down two critical freight rail border crossings.  Extended closure of these crossings will impact the entire freight rail network and supply chain. We cannot compound the current problem and risk an economic crisis. Transportation labor urges the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection to reopen the Eagle Pass and El Paso rail crossings in Texas, and allow freight trains to resume service in a safe and secure manner.”