Pete Buttigieg

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Secretary Pete Buttigieg Suggests Usage Charge as Sustainable Funding Solution

Pete Buttigieg Secretary Buttigieg delivers his address virtually. (Transport Topics)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg acknowledged the lack of sustainable transportation financing sources, but suggested an increase to the federal fuel tax rate would not offer a long-term solution.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 25, 2021
Government

Buttigieg: After COVID-19 Relief, an Infrastructure Policy

Pete Buttigieg "Our infrastructure reflects an example of how Americans have been expected to settle for less, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg says. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buittigieg echoed the White House’s strategy of pursuing comprehensive infrastructure legislation after the approval of a new round of COVID-19 aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Team Cool to Preflight Virus Tests Floated by Buttigieg

Passengers wear protective masks on an American Airlines flight. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) Passengers wear protective masks on an American Airlines flight. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s administration isn’t seriously considering an imminent coronavirus testing requirement for domestic U.S. flights, people familiar with the matter said.

February 12, 2021
Government

Pete Buttigieg to Quarantine After Security Agent Gets COVID-19

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at Union Station in Washington, D.C. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at Union Station in Washington, D.C. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive Feb. 8 for the coronavirus.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
February 9, 2021
Government, Business, Breaking News

Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg is sworn in Pete Buttigieg, with his hand on the Bible held by Chasten Buttigieg, is sworn in as Transportation Secretary by Vice President Kamala Harris Feb. 3. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a new leader in Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 presidential candidate and the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 2, 2021
Government

Pete Buttigieg Nomination for Transportation Secretary Advances

Pete Buttigieg during his Senate panel confirmation hearing. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP) Pete Buttigieg testifies during his Senate confirmation hearing. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Awaiting action before the U.S. Senate is the nomination of former Mayor Pete Buttigieg to become the country’s next secretary of transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 27, 2021
Government, Business

Safety, Infrastructure Top Buttigieg’s Agenda at Senate Hearing

Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Jan. 21. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation pointed to the importance of safely moving people and goods and the new administration’s goal of modernizing the nation’s mobility networks as key areas of focus for him during his Jan. 21 Senate nomination hearing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 21, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Pledges to Make Transportation Systems COVID-Safe

Pete Buttigieg told the Senate in his confirmation hearing that he would look to ensure transportation systems were managed safely. Pete Buttigieg told the Senate in his confirmation hearing that he would look to ensure transportation systems were managed safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Transportation says he will focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the nation’s transportation systems if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2021
Government

Incoming Administration ‘Looking to the Future,’ Buttigieg Says

Pete Buttigieg by Associated Press Pete Buttigieg, nominated for the role of secretary of transportation, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Jan. 21. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

A day before his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the country’s transportation policy affairs championed a pandemic aid package that includes funds for transit systems.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021
Government, Business

New President, Congress to Find Bipartisanship With Infrastructure, Lawmakers Say

Road construction Work on the I-75 project in Hazel Park, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

A number of lawmakers and transportation stakeholders express optimism about the potential for advancing various infrastructure funding initiatives this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2021

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