N.Y. special election — a chance to support Tom Suozzi, who supports our members

Tomorrow, February 13, 2024, Long Island, N.Y., will select the newest member of the United States Congress. With 435 seats in the House, it may not seem that this seat is particularly important to the well-being of SMART-TD members. But it is. Rarely in our nation’s history [...]

SMART Transportation Division announces members of Bus and Transit Assault Prevention and Safety committee

Independence, Ohio — The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers — Transportation Division (SMART-TD) has announced the members who will participate in the Bus and Transit Assault Prevention and Safety (BTAPS) Committee. This committee, [...]

FTA announces random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2024

The calendar year 2024 drug and alcohol random testing rates for specific recipients of Federal Transit Administration financial assistance were published in the Federal Register on Nov. 30, 2023. The minimum random drug testing rate will remain at 50 percent, and the random [...]

Transportation labor groups urge DOT and NHTSA to launch industry-wide investigation of driverless vehicles

The following letter was submitted by the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, on behalf of SMART, SMART Transportation Division and a number of other labor unions to the U.S. Department of Transportation and to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [...]