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Season 3, Episode 58

Infrastructure bill brings biggest investments in history of transit



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Greg Regan

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AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President Greg Regan joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed big wins on federal transportation policy, particularly when it comes to the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and legislation that protects federal transportation workers from assault.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill will result in some of the biggest investments in the history of transit, Regan added.

He also discussed the passage of the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act, which will provide protections for transportation workers who are victims of assault.

Under the law, the Federal Transportation Administration is now required to collect accurate data on transit workforce assaults, reform its Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) process to include worker voices and incorporate measures to reduce the risk of assault in every transit system and to update its national safety plan to address the risk of assault and public health concerns.

Lastly, Regan spoke about legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to guarantee workers compensation for longshore workers who contracted COVID-19.

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