May 25, 2021
NBAA applauds congressional leaders for their continued commitment to the bipartisan, NBAA-championed Promoting Service in Transportation Act, and urges members to join a grassroots advocacy campaign to improve diversity and inclusion in transportation and promote the profession as a rewarding career path.
The reintroduction of the Promoting Service in Transportation Act in the House of Representatives, and a companion bill in the Senate. seek authorization for the Department of Transportation to develop a series of targeted broadcast, digital and print public service announcement campaigns to promote job opportunities and improve diversity and inclusion in transportation.
The House bill, H.R. 3310, was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen (D-2-WA), Rep. Don Young (R-AK) and Rep. Angie Craig (D-2-MN). The Senate bill, S.1681, was introduced by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK).
“NBAA and our members thank Chairman Larsen, Reps. Young and Craig and Sens. Peters, Cortez Masto and Sullivan for their dedication to the transportation industry and for recognizing the sector’s pivotal role in our nation’s economy and continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said association President and CEO Ed Bolen.
“By attracting a new and diverse generation of professionals to business aviation and the broader transportation sector, our industry will show that inclusion and acceptance drive economic growth. Through NBAA’s Grassroots Action Center our community can directly let their elected officials know they support the Promoting Service in Transportation Act,” Bolen added.
Through grassroots engagement on this issue, aviation professionals can inform lawmakers about the transportation sector’s vital contribution to the economy, its critical role in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and how essential it is to educate young people of all races, genders, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses that transportation careers are good, high-paying jobs that embrace technology and offer a bright future.