Pete Buttigieg Wants To Make Transportation In America ‘Sexy’

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said he wanted to introduce a variety of new, “sexy” ideas regarding transportation in a Rolling Stone interview published on Friday. 

“There’s nothing I love more than bringing attention to an unglamorous topic that deserves more attention,” Buttigieg said, in response to the interviewer noting that he was bringing name value to a governmental department that is often overlooked. “Even as mayor, I was an evangelist for smart sewer technology because it was, in my view, really exciting. So I’m relishing the opportunity to do that with a lot of things in transportation, some of

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Buttigieg to speak at LAB’s virtual National Bike Summit on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will address the League of American Bicyclists’ annual National Bike Summit on Wednesday. The four-day summit is being held virtually this year. 

More than 1,000 bike advocates are expected to participate in the summit. 

“The League knows communities are stronger, people are happier, and life is better for everyone when more people can safely and easily choose to go places by bike,” said Bill Nesper, the League’s executive director. “Based on his work overseeing the transformation of South Bend into a Bicycle Friendly Community, we’re excited to have a Secretary of Transportation in

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Pete Buttigieg Bike Commute – Buttigieg’s Bike Seat Height Is Just Fine

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Pete Buttigieg unintentionally got himself a healthy dose of feedback from Cyclist Twitter.

Politico reporter Michael Stratford tweeted a short video of the freshly confirmed Secretary of Transportation riding a bike home from work through Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood on Thursday, February 25. The video—which, as of this writing, has over a million views—is 11 seconds long and appears to have been shot from a vantage point roughly near the Hubble telescope, albeit with slightly grainier picture quality.

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Buttigieg, Alghabra Commit to ‘Reinvigorate’ U.S., Canada Transportation Partnership

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Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor

“This new focus on climate will reinforce our already vast cooperation portfolio across all modes of transportation to ensure safe, secure, and efficient transportation networks of today, while preparing for the innovations of tomorrow,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (left) and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will team “to fight climate change and

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