Washington, D.C.— SAFE President and CEO Robbie Diamond made the following statement regarding the confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as U.S. Secretary of Transportation:
“As a former Midwest mayor, Secretary Buttigieg has extensive on-the-ground experience with federal transportation policy, and knows first-hand how good infrastructure can improve communities. We are pleased that he brings that ‘mayors get stuff done’ experience to his new role, and look forward to rolling our sleeves up with him.
“We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg and U.S. DOT on a range of transportation and infrastructure issues. This includes accelerating the electric vehicle transition and ensuring connected, autonomous vehicle regulation moves at the speed of innovation to realize their considerable potential to benefit the climate, foster greater equity, boost economic productivity and create jobs.”