Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued a statement in reaction to the Obama Administration’s intent to nominate Daniel Elliott as Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board.
The TTD (of which TCU is a member) asks for a speedy confirmation of Elliott.
The nomination will be considered soon at a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing. If the committee votes in favor of Elliott, the nomination will move to the Senate floor.
Elliott is the second UTU official to be tabbed by the Obama Administration for a senior transportation post. Earlier this year, former UTU Illinois State Legislative Director Joe Szabo was nominated by Obama, and confirmed by the Senate, as federal railroad administrator.
Click here to view the TTD press release.
Posted July 10, 2009