Buttigieg Gets Confirmation Hearing for Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg – former 2020 Democratic candidate for president and mayor of South Bend, Ind. – touted safety and infrastructure investment as his key priorities during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Jan. 21 to be the 19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

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Transportation Group Decries Multi-Modal Funding Cut by Feds

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the latest round of funding for the BUILD program (formerly known as TIGER). This program has been perennially popular since 2009 when the program was conceived. Now entering round 11 of funding, a new analysis of the program has uncovered some worrying findings, according to Transportation for America.

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Deficient Bridges Set Off Alarm Bells

An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows cars, trucks and school buses cross the nation’s more than 63,000 structurally compromised bridges 250 million times every day. The most heavily traveled are on the Interstate system.

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