(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced Tuesday a multi-part push to hold the freight rail industry accountable in the wake of the East Palestine train derailment.In its announcement, the Department of Transportation set out proposals for the railroad industry, the DOT itself... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has called out the rail operator at the center of a hazardous train derailment in Ohio.In a sharply worded, three-page letter sent Sunday to Norfolk Southern Railway president and CEO Alan Shaw, Buttigieg accused the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With President Joe Biden preparing to deliver his second State of the Union address on Tuesday, a new ABC News/Washington Post shows many people feel their finances are worsening -- but Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on Sunday said the president can... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With year-over-year inflation barely easing in the latest Consumer Price Index report despite sharp increases in interest rates meant to cool the economy, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that a recession is "possible but not inevitable."Buttigieg was asked in an interview... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Just ahead of Labor Day weekend, the federal government is doubling down on U.S. airlines, calling disruptions seen over the past few months "unacceptable" and demanding change.Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wrote to carriers on Thursday, calling on them to improve... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had sharp words for the Republicans opposing a bill codifying the right to same-sex marriages, urging them to support the legislation's passage in the Senate after it won bipartisan House approval.Buttigieg, the first openly gay person to be... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is "experiencing mild symptoms.""I plan to work remotely while isolating according to CDC guidelines, and look forward to when I can safely return to the office and the road,"... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden's administration is working to fortify the economy amid steep inflation with efforts to shore up the supply chain and "invest in the capacity, both physical and human, of our economy to keep up with demand," Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- New cars in the U.S. will need to meet stricter fuel economy standards, the Biden administration announced Friday.The rule will require passenger cars, trucks and vans produced for the model year 2026 to average 49 miles per gallon, the Department of Transportation said.... Read More.