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Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg to speak at Mackinac Policy Conference

LANSING, Mich. (FOX 2) - The U.S. Secretary of Transportation will be giving the keynote address during Michigan's annual Mackinac Policy Conference next week. Pete Buttigieg will speak around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday and hold a press conference with the governor later in the day. "Michigan is a great place...
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Pete Buttigieg To Visit New Jersey

Pete Buttigieg is coming to New Jersey this week. The U.S. Transportation Secretary will be in the Garden State on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27. The trip is to "highlight the first six months of President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and how it is helping improve supply chain infrastructure and creating good-paying jobs around the country," officials said in a release.
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Pete Buttigieg told baby formula shortage 'lie': Rep. Kat Cammack

Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., slammed Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg for a "lie" claiming the Biden administration has been "on top" of the nation's baby formula crisis since day one during a Monday segment of "Mornings with Maria." Cammack told FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo how she exposed the baby formula stockpiles at the U.S.'s southern border by taking matters into her own hands and filming the scene firsthand.
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President Joe Biden & U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announce Availability of $1 Billion for Local Communities to Ensure Safe Streets & Roads for All, Address National Roadway Safety Crisis

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides Dedicated Funding for Safety Projects that Prevent Fatalities, Serious Injuries. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that the application process is now open for communities of all sizes to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 funding to help them ensure safe streets and roads for all and address the national roadway safety crisis. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary grant program provides dedicated funding to support regional, local, and Tribal plans, projects and strategies that will prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. The SS4A program supports the Department’s comprehensive approach, laid out in the National Roadway Safety Strategy, to significantly reduce serious injuries and deaths on our Nation’s highways, roads, and streets and is part of our work toward an ambitious long-term goal of reaching zero roadway fatalities. This comes at a time when traffic fatalities are at the highest level they have been at in over a decade.
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Pete Buttigieg, response to nationwide shortage of baby formula

Addressing the nationwide shortage of baby formula and high gas prices both have the attention of the White House at the “highest level,” says Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. On CBS’s “Face The Nation,” the former South Bend mayor spoke highly of what he said has been a timely...
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Pete Buttigieg: Biden Administration Focused On Ending Baby Formula Shortage

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the Biden Administration is focused on ending the baby formula shortage. Buttigieg spoke about it Sunday morning on “Face the Nation.” “Look, the administration acted from day one after the recall. Taking steps like creating more flexibility for the WIC program to help rebalance the availability of formula in the States. There are more actions that are underway, including looking at imports. But fundamentally, we are here because a company was not able to guarantee that its plant was safe. And that plant has shut down,” he said. Across the country, more than 43% of all baby formula products are out of stock. The formula shortage began unfolding months ago prompted by ongoing supply chain problems. It worsened in February when Abbott Nutrition recalled three types of infant formula after four babies developed bacterial infections. Two of those infants died. The company shut down its largest plant in Michigan.
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Pete Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar

WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit. Transportation Secretary Pete...
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EXCLUSIVE: Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg Outlines Where Opportunities Meet For The Black Community And Biden’s $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Law

For the African American community, public transit is one of the most important municipal resources available. Most every county in the nation and most cities have at least a bus system that brings people from place to place and according to the American Public Transportation Association, people took 9.9 billion trips on buses, trains, ferries and other methods in 2019.
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US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spotted at Kentucky Derby with mom

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Everyone loves the Kentucky Derby -- and that includes federal officials from across the river. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was at Churchill Downs Saturday morning, with his mom. Anne Montgomery. The pair were spotted by WDRB's Rick Bozich outside trainer Dale Romans' barn. Perhaps...
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Governor Pritzker joins Secretary Pete Buttigieg for ribbon cutting at Joliet Gateway Center’s new Pace bus facility

Governor Pritzker joins Secretary Pete Buttigieg for ribbon cutting at Joliet Gateway Center’s new Pace bus facility. Governor Pritzker, United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Congressman Bill Foster, and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local and regional transportation officials today to formally open the final phase of the Joliet Gateway Center, a new Pace bus station connected to Metra and Amtrak passenger rail service.
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits Euclid to highlight President Biden's infrastructure bill with Rep. Shontel Brown

EUCLID, Ohio — Northeast Ohio received a visit from U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday as he made a stop in Euclid. Buttigieg joined Rep. Shontel Brown “to highlight President Biden’s historic bipartisan infrastructure law and how it is making once-in-a-generation investments in our infrastructure that will create jobs, fix our roads and bridges, reduce emissions and better connect our communities.”
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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Visits Deployment of Velodyne Lidar’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution at Morgan State

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2022-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) announced U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited a deployment of Velodyne’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) in a tour to highlight the Department’s investments in infrastructure. The projects he reviewed, which includes Velodyne’s IIS, play a key role in what he said is the future of transportation infrastructure.
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Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg Clears Up Mask Rules on Public Transit

Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, is here to clear up why the federal government seems to be pushing back on mask mandates that were set to expire. The cabinet member formerly known as Mayor Pete came on "TMZ Live" and offered some much-needed clarity on the whole mask mandate confusion, particularly on planes -- namely, whether people still have to wear them.
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