Washington, DC – Following the Senate’s vote to confirm Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, Greg Regan, secretary-treasurer of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement:
“Transportation labor congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The challenges we face are daunting, but with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and now Secretary Buttigieg at the helm, we have no doubt that America can and will build back better.
“Secretary Buttigieg understands the critical role working people play in keeping America moving and our economy strong. The fact that he will prioritize the health, wellbeing, and safety of frontline transportation workers, as well as investments in the systems they build, operate, and maintain, gives us hope that we can conquer the COVID-19 crisis and build a better future for working people across transportation.
“We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg to meet the short- and long-term needs of our transportation system and the heroic frontline workers who continue to sacrifice so much in our time of greatest need.”