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Record DOT Investment to Modernize Bridges Will Keep Public Transit and Rail Moving
Following today’s launch of the Federal Highway Administration’s bridge formula program, which invests more than $27 billion to fix 15,000 bridges across the country, the below statement should be attributed to TWU President John Samuelsen:
“We have gone far too long in this country without adequate investments to repair and modernize our nation’s transportation infrastructure, and it has taken a real toll on transportation workers and passengers alike. That’s why the TWU fought hard for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including modernizing our nation’s bridges, and we are excited to see those efforts begin to pay off.
“This desperately needed investment will fix thousands of bridges across the country and make an immediate impact in the lives of our members. By fortifying the bridges that our public transit systems and Amtrak rely on each day, we will create good transportation jobs with the strongest possible worker protections and build the infrastructure necessary to truly grow our transportation systems.”
The TWU represents more than 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities, and services sectors.