Legislation that includes about $12.1 billion to help strengthen the transportation infrastructure affected by Superstorm Sandy is being supported by transportation workers. "Transit systems, rail lines, airports, air traffic control equipment, highways and seaports all suffered damage during this unprecedented storm and must be repaired and improved if the region is to truly recover," said Edward Wytkind, president of the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department. However, the $60.4 billion relief package could face an uphill battle in Congress.

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