Buttigieg: US Transportation’s Future Won’t Be Dominated By Cars And Highways

Associated Press reports, speaking to a South by Southwest conference audience last week, USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan “will offer a ‘once in a century’ opportunity to remake transportation in the United States, where cars and highways are no longer king.” Although he acknowledged existing infrastructure needs improvement, he said climate change rules out the kind of massive highway building that occurred in the twentieth century. “Sometimes we do need to add a road or widen one. Just as often, I think we need to subtract,” Buttigieg remarked in describing the administration’s concept of a new transportation future.