Highway and Bus

TTD represents unions that include over-the-road bus drivers, construction workers, truck mechanics, highway engineers, toll workers, highway inspectors, state transportation employees and postal carriers and mail transport workers. The surface transportation reauthorization bill, with widespread impact on policy and funding for our nation’s highways and those who travel them, is overdue and needed to address years of underinvestment in our transportation infrastructure.

Below is some of the recent work we’ve done to advance the issues that affect transportation workers:

Press Releases:

Congress Acts to Patch, Not Fix, the Highway Trust Fund

The House Cannot Afford to Put Off Transportation Funding

Passage of Carper-Corker-Boxer Amendment Forces Debate on Long-Term Transportation Bill

Statement on the Resignation of Anne Ferro

Senator Murphy Offers Courageous Plan to Finally Boost Long-Term Transit and Highway Funding

Senate THUD Appropriations Bill Is a “Solid Step Forward”

House Must Reject Plan to Cut Mail Delivery to Pay for Highway and Transit Investments

Remarks by Edward Wytkind Delivered at Rally for Jobs and Infrastructure during Infrastructure Week

Statement on the Passing of Congressman Jim Oberstar

Statement on White House Blueprint for $302 Billion Investment in Surface Transportation

Secretary Foxx Engages Transportation Labor in DOT’s “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” Bus Tour

President Obama Kick-Starts Debate on Funding Long-Term Surface Transportation Legislation

TTD School Bus Summit Shines Spotlight on Safety, Shoddy Privatization Practices and Driver Issues

TTD: Strengthen Overtime Protections for Bus Drivers, Protect Drivers from Assaults

TTD Honors School Bus Drivers During Safety Week, Announces December Summit

Obstructionists Derail Transportation Appropriations Jobs Bill

Ryan Budget Puts Economic Recovery, Nation’s Mobility at Severe Risk

Senate Appropriations Bill Rejects House Cuts to Mass Transit and Highway Programs

Transportation Unions Vow Vigorous Push to End Neglect of Nation’s Transportation System and Infrastructure

Transportation Unions Push Plan to Avert Highway Trust Fund Cliff

TTD Statement on State of the Union Address

Statement on Transportation Secretary LaHood’s Departure

Sandy Bill Critical to Storm Ravaged Northeast Transportation Systems

Transportation Labor Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

TTD Applauds Passage of Overdue Sandy Relief Funding

TTD Supports FMCSA Crack Down on Unsafe Bus Carriers

President Obama Focuses Lame Duck Congress on Job Creation, Middle-Class Tax Relief

Transportation Workers Part of Historic Mobilization to Re-Elect President Obama, Put America to Work

Who Will Build It? Not Gov. Christie

School Transportation’s Glaring Problems a Renewed Focus for Transportation Unions

Transportation Labor Testifies: Costs of Delaying Surface Transportation Bill Higher Than Costs of Passing It

Transportation Labor Urges Shoring Up the Highway Trust Fund

Transportation Labor Supports More Investment, Better Scrutiny of U.S. Bridges

Transportation Labor Applauds Congress for Demanding Enforcement of ADA Laws on Passenger Buses

Investment in Infrastructure an Important Component of Any Stimulus Package

Disability Access Laws Must Be Enforced on Buses

Policy Statements:

Transportation Labor Joins the Jobs to Move America Coalition

Time to Close Intercity Bus Driver Loophole in Fair Labor Standards Act

It’s Time to Improve Bus Driver Safety and Health

Senate Must Reverse House CR Cuts to Public Transit, Highways

Options for Avoiding the Highway Trust Fund Cliff

Joining the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Safe School Transportation at Odds with Inconsistent Rules and Inadequate Oversight

Transportation Investments Create Jobs

Reauthorize The Surface Transportation Bill In The 111th Congress

Surface Transportation Authorization: A Chance to Rebuild the Nation

Cross-Border Transportation Programs Put the Public at Risk

Misguided Efforts to Outsource Postal Service Work Must Be Stopped

Time to Rebuild America’s Transporation System and Infrastructure

Federal Comments:

FMCSA Should Study Connections Among Bus Driver Compensation, Fatigue, and Safety

TTD Supports Entry-Level Training for CDL Holders

FMCSA Takes Step to Curb Driver Coercion

Stronger Protections Needed for Motorcoach Drivers under Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse NPRM

FMCSA Should Close the Bus Driver Loophole, Raise the Bar on Motor Carrier Safety

TTD Opposes Buy America Waiver to Chicago DOT for 378 Vehicles

FMCSA Should Reject Tour Company’s Request to Use 50 Non-Licensed European Drivers

Strong Buy America Regulations Support New Jobs, Healthy Manufacturing Sector

FHWA Public-Private Partnership Model Must Contain Workers’ Jobs and Rights Protections

Air Carriers, Domestic Shippers Should Comply with Lithium Battery Rules

State Freight Strategies Must Focus on Job Creation

Transportation Labor Weighs in on Distracted Driving

State Laws Requiring Drug and Alcohol Rule Violation Information

TTD Comments on Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

Letters To Congress:

TTD Supports Invest in American Jobs Act of 2014

TTD urges Senate to vote in favor of Carper-Boxer-Corker and Wyden-Hatch amendments

Transportation Labor Calls on Congress to Enact a Long-Term Transportation Bill

Public and Private Sector Unions Reject Postal Reform Scam to Pay For Highway Trust Fund

Promote Highway Safety-Oppose Daines Amendment to T-HUD Appropriations Bill

Vote No on the Ryan Budget Resolution

TTD Fights to Clear Sandy Relief Bill


Oppose Drastic Transportation Cuts: Vote NO on the Broun Motion to Instruct

Support the Surface Transportation Extension Act — H.R. 4348

Support S. 1813

Vote No on the Ryan Budget Resolution

Cuts to Transportation Investments are Unprecedented

Vote No on Job-Killing Amendments in Transportation Bill

Support the National Highway Bridge Reconstruction and Inspection Act

Cross-Border Pilot Program

Support the Oberstar Express Carrier Amendment

Congressional testimony:

TTD to House Panel: Serious Proposals Needed to Establish a 21st Century Freight Network

Testimony Addressing the Problem of Distracted Driving

Testimony on Long-Term Financing Options for the Highway Trust Fund

TTD in the news:

Roll Call—Transportation Unions Chart Strategy For New Congress

Huffington Post—So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

The Hill—Congress faces gas tax dilemma

People’s World—Union leaders hail Obama infrastructure push


The Hill – Obama taps Charlotte Mayor Foxx for secretary of Transportation

National Journal Blog – Dismiss These Reckless Proposals

Blog posts:

Seeking Better Safety for All Commercial Motor Vehicles

FMCSA to Put the Brakes on Driver Coercion

Chicago’s Game-Changing American Jobs Plan

The Highway Trust Fund Needs More Than Its Potholes Patched

Boehner-Cantor-McCarthy Plan Just Another Messaging Bill

If Presidents Kennedy and Reagan Got it, Why is Washington Stuck in Neutral?

Get Onboard with School Bus Safety

Can We Avoid the ‘Mobility Cliff?’

Honoring Those Who Defend Our Nation