Transportation

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says ‘there is racism physically built’ into America’s infrastructure

Following the unveiling of President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg confirmed that improved accessibility for all American communities is a key pillar.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with theGrio, Buttigieg described how communities of color often face poor infrastructure and disadvantages compared to other regions in the United States — due to a history of racist systems and practices.

On a mass socioeconomic scale, Americans of color have been historically redlined from access to the same opportunities their white counterparts have, one of those being accessible public transit. 


BIDEN TO INVEST $100B ON INTERNET FOR ALL

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Hyliion Forms Hypertruck Innovation Council to Advance Electrification Solutions for Commercial Transportation Industry

AUSTIN, Texas–()–Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) (“Hyliion”), a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, today announced the formation of the Hypertruck Innovation Council, a select group of fleet, logistics, and transportation industry leaders that will actively support the development of Hyliion’s Hypertruck powertrain solution.

Representing over 100,000 Class 8 commercial trucks globally, the Council will collaborate closely with Hyliion to provide key user insights in the development of the Hypertruck, the company’s electric powertrain for Class 8 commercial trucks that will provide superior performance, emissions reductions, and lower operating costs.

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DOT lists transport projects in $2 trillion plan to woo Congress

A total of $85 billion would go toward transit, including $55 billion for transit state of good repair, $25 billion for transit expansion and $5 billion for Americans with Disabilities Act implementation.

Rail, which would receive $80 billion, would include $16 billion in grants for Amtrak’s National Network and $39 billion for its Northeast Corridor Modernization. Intercity passenger rail would receive $20 billion while freight rail and safety grants would receive $5 billion, according to the spreadsheet.

A new equity program, which aims to make transportation more equitable for Black, brown and rural communities, would receive $25 billion, including $10

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Corporate America ‘can do more to pay their fair share’ in taxes

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is in agreement with his colleagues inside the Biden administration: Corporations need to pony up to help build America’s infrastructure of the future

“Well, I think that an honest look at corporate America will tell you that they can do more to pay their fair share. Look, remember we are calling for a tax rate of 28%. For most of my lifetime that rate stood at 35% and American companies were perfectly competitive, extremely competitive. So if we can handle 35%, I am pretty sure we could handle 28%,” Buttigieg told Yahoo Finance Presents

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Nashville’s Mayor wants to create a Department of Transportation by reorganizing city departments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One of the biggest complaints from citizens and tourists alike in Nashville is our growing traffic problem. Nashville Mayor John Cooper hopes to change that, but the plan he’s proposing would require some big changes.

“We don’t have a Department of Transportation in Nashville. Most people are kind of stupefied by that,” said Cooper in an interview with NewsChannel 5.

Cooper believes creating a local Department of Transportation can prepare us for the future by fixing a major problem of the past. “Where were you held up in getting home to Madison? Let’s study that, let’s

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Transportation hurdle for some schools preparing for students’ return

Transportation hurdle for some schools preparing for students’ return



GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW MOVED UP THAT DATE TO APRIL 19. SOME DISTRICTS SAY THEY’RE WORKING OVERTIME TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. TRANSPORTATION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR HURDLES DISTRICTS ARE TRYING TO GET OVER AS THEY PREPARE TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS IN-PERSON ON APRIL 19. ESPECIALLY UNDER STATE HEALTH GUIDELINES. >> WE’RE STILL TRYING TO MAINTAIN THE THREE FEET OF DISTANCE, AT LEAST. AND WE’VE GOT BUSES THAT WILL BE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. >> YOUR REGULAR 73 PUPIL BUS

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