Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement commending the Biden administration for restoring $929 million in federal funding for California High Speed Rail:
“The era of playing politics with transportation funding is over.
Washington, DC — Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the INVEST in America Act:
“We applaud the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for putting the needs of working families first by reintroducing the INVEST in America Act.
Washington, DC – On June 8, 2021, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) highlighted the provisions of the newly-introduced surface transportation bill that would make a historic $95 billion investment in passenger and freight rail in the U.S., including $32 billion for Amtrak, tripling its current funding.
On January 29, 2021, the CDC issued an order requiring the wearing of masks by persons on transportation conveyances and on the premises of transportation hubs to prevent spread of COVID-19 (CDC Mask Order). On June 10, 2021, the CDC provided updated Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions, regarding the requirement to wear masks in outdoor spaces.
Washington, D.C. – Union Plus recently awarded $250,000 in scholarships to 199 students representing 37 unions, including two winners representing the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS). This year’s group of scholarship recipients includes university, college, and trade or technical school students from 42 states. The BRS winners are:
Matthew Mehrtens of Roland, Iowa.
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The concern of the ARU is the non-productive, and potentially destructive, competition between Canadian National (“CN”) and Canadian Pacific (“CP”). After CP offered a premium to KCS shareholders for its proposed acquisition, CN upped the ante by 21 percent; it bid $5 billion over what CP was offering. Now CN has increased its offer by another $770 million.
Washington, DC – Greg Regan, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement applauding President Biden’s nomination of Jennifer Homendy to lead the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
“There is no candidate more qualified to chair the National Transportation Safety Board than Jennifer Homendy.