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Rejecting Scrooge-Like Transportation Budgets in 2014

Edward Wytkind | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.

Rebuild America or Let it Wither

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.

America, Let's Get Back to Work

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we invest in rebuilding our nation, we will also create new jobs that teach valuable skills and support the middle class. But this is not happening because too many in Washington are playing political games and turning a cold shoulder to the millions of Americans stuck in traffic.

Richard Branson Is Quite Busy Not Owning Virgin America

Edward Wytkind | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Edward Wytkind

In telling Virgin America employees to "say no to the old way of flying and say no to the TWU," Sir Richard couldn't have been clearer -- he is at the helm making sure that his (sorry, I meant Virgin America's) employees remain non-union.

Get Moving on the Surface Transportation Bill

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The economy needs this bill -- it is the backbone for our system of surface freight and passenger commerce. It will provide transit systems and their workers new tools to weather recessions, and it will boost American manufacturing.

House GOP Needs to Stop Pushing 'Message' Bill and Pass a Transportation Jobs Bill

Edward Wytkind | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Does the nation need Congress to quickly finish a surface transportation investment bill that funds the operations and infrastructure of our mass transit systems, highways, bridges, railroads and ports? You bet.

Giving Up My Seat on the Bus

Edward Wytkind | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

In this time of economic crisis, when more people are trading in their monthly parking garage passes for subway tokens and bus fare, wouldn't it be a good idea to give transit agencies the flexibility to spend money on keeping systems operating and fares low?