Congratulations to Secretary Pete Buttigieg on his Senate confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Hailing from the Midwest, Secretary Buttigieg is certainly familiar with our infrastructure needs and the importance of transit to our region.
“As we navigate the long-term impacts of COVID-19, we are confident that Secretary Buttigieg will work tirelessly to keep our region’s transportation systems strong,” said Pace Chairman Rick Kwasneski. “We look forward to working with our nation’s new administration as they prioritize the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure.“
Buttigieg, the youngest member of President Biden’s Cabinet, is the first openly gay man to be confirmed by the Senate to head a Cabinet department. Pace values diversity and is proud our industry’s top official makes history in this way.
The Department of Transportation (DOT), which employs over 50,000 people, will play a key role in our nation’s economic recovery and the administration’s efforts to combat climate change.