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Buttigieg Pledges to Make Transportation Systems COVID-Safe

January 21, 2021

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.

“Safety is the foundation of the department’s mission, and that takes on new meaning amid this pandemic,” Pete Buttigieg said Jan. 21 at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “We have to ensure all of our transportation systems — our aviation and public transits, our railways, our railways, roads, ports, our waterways, and pipelines — all of it is managed safely during this critical period, as we work to defeat the virus for good.”

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