Rosen, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Nation’s Transportation Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced introduction of the bipartisan Promoting Service in Transportation Act, legislation they introduced alongside Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Cory Gardner (R-CO). This bipartisan bill would authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop a series of national broadcast, digital, and print media public service announcement campaigns to promote job opportunities and improve diversity in the transportation workforce.
“The transportation sector faces workforce and diversity challenges that we must address now,” said Senator Rosen. “We need to work on innovative ways to ensure we will have a workforce prepared for a 21st century economy. This bipartisan bill will work to raise awareness of jobs available in the transportation industry, such as airline pilots, flight engineers, and flight attendants, while also working to increase diversity in these fields. I will continue to support legislation to help attract the next generation of transportation professionals.”

“The transportation sector can provide many good-paying jobs for hardworking Nevadans, and I’m proud to cosponsor legislation that will help promote this important career field and ensure that we’re attracting the next generation of diverse workers to the industry,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll continue fighting in the Senate to ensure that all Nevadans have access to job training and career opportunities.”
BACKGROUND: This bill is endorsed by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), Transport Workers Union (TWU), Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Truckload Carriers Association (TCA), Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) and the Helicopter Association International (HAI).