On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment on the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) encouraging private sector participation and investment in transit capital projects. By way of Background, TTD consists of 32 affiliate unions in the transportation sector, including those who may be affected by increased private participation in the public transportation space.
The current surface transportation authorization, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), expired last fall. Congress has passed an extension bill that is set to expire at the end of May, which means the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) that invests in transit and highway programs faces insolvency again if lawmakers fail […]
[As posted by Ed Wytkind in the National Journal] The growing popularity of looking to public-private partnerships (PPPs) to fund our transportation systems cannot allow us to lose sight of the need to both protect the public interest and make the strong federal investments in infrastructure that will rebuild our country, grow our economy, and improve […]
Prabhat Diksit Federal Highway Administration Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: Federal Highway Administration Docket No. FHWA-2012-0126 Public-Private Partnerships Public Meeting Notice; Request for Comment Dear Mr. Diksit: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I am pleased to comment on the Federal Highway […]
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