FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: December 4, 2015
Transport Workers Union Lauds Passage of FAST Act
Washington, D.C. —Today, President Obama signed the surface transportation reauthorization bill into law. The “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) is a bipartisan measure that will fund our nation’s public transit systems, passenger rail network, highways and bridges for the next five years. Overwhelming margins in the Senate and House of Representatives supported this vital legislation.
In response to passage of the legislation, Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) President Harry Lombardo said, “The FAST Act is a bipartisan achievement that makes strides in funding our infrastructure system, improving safety and boosting our national economy. We are pleased to see this critical measure become law because it will increase transportation spending and protect the workers who make transit systems function.”