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AJOT Covers TTD’s Take On CP-NS Merger

TTD Statement on the Termination of Canadian Pacific’s Hostile Takeover Bid for Norfolk Southern As published in the American Journal of Transportation WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the announcement by Canadian Pacific that it is terminating a hostile takeover bid for […]

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Global Trade Magazine Reports on Proposed Regulations for Freight Train Crew Size Minimum

Federal Railroad Administration Proposes Regulations on Minimum Crew Size Minimum of Two Crewmembers Proposed for Most Operations As published by Peter Buxbaum in Global Trade Magazine The Federal Railroad Administration has proposed regulations establishing minimum requirements for the size of train crew staffs depending on the type of operation. A minimum requirement of two crewmembers is […]

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Runway Girl Network Reports On Tragedy in Brussels and Travel Security

Tragedy in Brussels puts travel security in the spotlight As published by Anthony Davis in Runway Girl Network Following the tragic death of at least 34 people and hundreds of injuries as a result of terrorist attacks in the de facto EU capital of Brussels today, questions are yet again being posed about travel security procedures around the globe. […]

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Transport Topics Covers Proposed Rule Setting Train Crew Size Minimum

FRA Proposes Keeping Two-Member Train Crew Size As published in Transport Topics The Federal Railroad Administration proposed broad new requirements that railroads run trains with two-member crews, saying that the already controversial proposal is justified in light of recent accidents in Canada and the United States. “A minimum requirement of two crewmembers is proposed for all […]

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Progressive Railroading Covers Objections Over CP-NS Merger

CP cites growing shipper support for NS merger deal, while UPS and TTD voice objections As published in Progressive Railroading Canadian Pacific has received more than 80 letters from shippers in support of its proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern Corp., CP announced yesterday. Sixty-two of the letters have been posted on the Surface Transportation Board […]

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The Hill Covers TTD’s Opposition to CP-NS Rail Merger

Labor seeks to block proposed freight rail merger   As published by Keith Laing in The Hill   The AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department is seeking to block a proposed merger between Canadian Pacific Railway and Norfolk Southern that has been dubbed a “Wall Street takeover” of a prominent U.S. freight company by critics. Calgary-based Canadian […]

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Mass Transit Mag Reports on Transportation Leaders, FAST Act, and Middle-Class Jobs

US Dept of Transportation Secretary Foxx to Transit officials: Maximize Impact of $305 Billion FAST Act to Create U.S. Jobs   As published by Alaa Milbes in Mass Transit Mag   Late last year, President Barack Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (Fast Act) approving $305 billion in transit spending. The Act includes […]

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Ed Wytkind Discusses Amtrak Funding on America’s Workforce Radio

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discuss Amtrak funding on America’s Workforce Radio on Monday? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. Over the last two years, Americans across the country have been polled on their views about passenger rail. Ed discussed the overwhelming results in his interview: […]

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The Hill Reports on Transportation Advocates’ Push for Amtrak Funding

Amtrak requests $1.8B for fiscal 2017 As published by Keith Lang in The Hill   Amtrak is requesting $1.8 billion for fiscal 2017, officials said Wednesday. The request includes $649 million for operating expenses, $920 million for capital construction costs and $263 million in grants that were authorized by Congress in a transportation funding bill […]

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Ed Wytkind Talks Transportation Devolution on The Rick Smith Show

Did you miss TTD President Ed Wytkind discussing transportation devolution on The Rick Smith Show? You’re in luck — you can listen to the show here on the MoveAmerica blog. As the countdown to the 2016 presidential election keeps ticking, several GOP presidential candidates have inserted transportation devolution into their campaign platforms. They seem to think such […]

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