Transportation Workers Applaud President’s Plan to Create Jobs by Investing in Transportation Network

In response to President Obama’s Labor Day announcement about job creation in the transportation network; Edward Wytkind, President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) said, “This is a strategy that tackles two pressing problems. It will provide paychecks to people who have families to support while producing expanded and safer passenger and freight transportation systems with targeted investments in mass transit, airports and air traffic control, rail, highways and bridges.  And it supports an infusion of new investment in Amtrak’s fleet replacement plan, a move that will also boost manufacturing.  As the backbone of our nation’s economy, all Americans are served by a modernized and more efficient transportation network.

“The men and women of transportation labor applaud the President’s timely announcement and look forward to seeing this plan enacted.  Now working people will have a chance to see if obstructionists in Congress who keep talking about the need for job creation join the President to pass this jobs bill or deploy the same tactics that have stalled all efforts to turn around our economy.”

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