FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2021
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The TWU Releases White Paper on New Technologies in Transit Systems
As companies continue to introduce new technologies onto our roads and into our cities, we must ensure that our communities are the ultimate beneficiaries of new technology. Since the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) and our members have always been at the forefront of transportation innovation, we released a white paper on new technologies in transit systems.
“New technologies have to work for America’s working families. For the safety of the traveling public, the transit workforce needs to be ready to operate and maintain new equipment safely on day one. And for the good of the local economy, the protection of workers’ wages and working conditions must be priority number one, ” said TWU International President John Samuelsen. “Departments of Transportation at the federal, state and local levels have often acted as cheerleaders for big business and tech investors, ignoring the threats to public safety and job security outlined in this paper. We urge all policymakers to take a new direction on technology and its effect on public transportation, by establishing new frameworks that ensure these industry-changing technologies are not only pro-innovation, but also pro-worker. New technology must enhance transportation service delivery, not just enrich Wall Street.”
You can read the full white paper and the Executive Summary by visiting, https://www.twu.org /innovation/.
The TWU represents more than 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and service sectors