In a letter to Congress, the President of the Transportation Trades Department (TTD), of which TCU is a member stated:
“On behalf of the TTD , I write to express our opposition to S. 1732, the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015 and urge you to vote against it during markup.”
“This is not a position that we arrive at lightly. For America’s workers, a long-term surface transportation authorization is one of the most important pieces of legislation under congressional consideration. A serious proposal that focuses on our long-overdue investment and safety needs would help reboot the economy, vastly improve our transportation network, and create and sustain millions good-paying jobs. Unfortunately, rather than following the bipartisan spirit that has guided congressional deliberation over transportation authorizations, the Commerce Committee Republicans have decided to use their portion of the surface bill as a vehicle for a partisan agenda that harms workers. This ideologically-driven legislation serves to distract policymakers from the important safety and investment priorities that should be the focus of this title, and will only further imperil the likelihood of passing a multi-year bill.”
Click here to read the full release from the TTD.