August 10, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Would Provide Historic Funding for Public Transit and Passenger Rail
TWU urges House of Representatives to pass bill prior to September 30th expiration of Surface Transportation Bill
Following Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, this statement should be attributed to Transport Workers Union President John Samuelsen:
“The TWU was proud to endorse the bipartisan infrastructure deal, which would provide some of the largest investments in public transit and passenger rail in our nation’s history. The funding and protections in this bill will create tens of thousands of good, union jobs that allow us to rebuild and grow our transportation networks for working people. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will prevent assaults, raise safety standards aboard public transit, ensure that workers are the first to benefit from investments in new electric vehicle technologies, and guarantee that our investments in passenger rail never lead to outsourcing. Following the Senate’s passage, we are now one step closer to this critical bill becoming a reality.
“We strongly urge the House of Representatives to take up and pass this bill before the current Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill expires on September 30th. The sooner this happens, the sooner we can get to the important work of repairing and expanding our most vital transportation systems.”
The TWU represents more than 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities, and services sectors.