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Letter to the Editor: Public transit needs support in midst of pandemic

To the Times:

COVID-19 has posed an unprecedented crisis for our nation’s transportation systems. Quarantines, school closures, layoffs have temporarily transformed our daily lives and commuting habits. We are buying less, staying home more, and moving around in cars more often. However, there will be a time post-COVID when many of the things we used to do will be important again. When that time comes, we will need our transit systems ready to come back stronger than ever.

Fitzpatrick, Bacon Lead Members in Supporting Enhanced Protections for Transit Workers

U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) led a bipartisan contingent of more than 140 lawmakers in seeking federal protections for the nation’s frontline transit workers.

“Our transit workers are out there every day, risking exposure to COVID-19 to provide vital services,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick, noting that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) should require public facilities, including buses and trains, to be disinfected, and enforce safe distancing between riders and transit operators.

Lawmakers Want Federal Railroad Administration To Enact COVID-19 Guidelines

Fourteen Congressional lawmakers are pressing the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to consider the health and safety recommendations given by the rail unions as both agencies craft guidance related to the novel coronavirus.

The letter, written by U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania), was signed by a total of seven Republicans and seven Democrats. 

FRA and FTA Under Pressure from Lawmakers to Issue COVID-19 Protocols

A rare display of bipartisanship occurred in Congress recently as seven Democrats and seven Republicans signed a letter to Ron Batory, Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration and K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration advising them to include safety and health recommendations provided railroad unions as the FRA and FTA work to develop their protocols for addressing the coronavirus. U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) authored the letter.

Bill Calls for Cockpit Doors on All-Cargo Flights

A new bill in Congress would tighten up a loophole that left pilots on all-cargo flights subject to harm through open cockpit doors.

Sponsored by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL), the legislation (H.R. 6190) would require the installation of intrusion resistant cockpit doors in all-cargo airliners. The bill is supported by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick Leads U.S. House in Bipartisanship, New Rankings Show

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, lives and breathes bipartisanship, down to the color of his clothes.

Earlier this month, the two-term lawmaker from suburban Philadelphia donned a purple tie and joined a group of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House to listen as President Donald Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address.

Op-Ed: It’s Time For Bipartisan Support in Combating Climate Change and Rebuilding Infrastructure

As a Republican from Pennsylvania and a Democrat from Delaware, we have more in common than you might expect. Aside from a shared devotion to the Philadelphia Eagles, we both believe that Congress can and must do more to combat climate change and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.

Op-Ed: Reaching across the aisle to fix infrastructure in Pennsylvania and beyond

As members of Congress from opposing political parties, we’re expected to have plenty of differences. But we’re connected by something very important: our mission to fight for the health, safety, and prosperity of Pennsylvanians. That’s why we are in agreement that, when it comes to our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, it’s time to put aside partisan battles and get things done for the American people.