Latest Pete Buttigieg News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 04, 2023 10:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Gov. Chris Sununu, R-N.H.; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Buttigieg; Sen. Cory...

Companies pledge millions in fed effort to stem road deaths

Feb. 03, 2023 06:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 businesses and nonprofits — including rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, industrial giant 3M and automaker Honda — are pledging millions of dollars in initiatives to stem a crisis in road fatalities under a new federal effort announced Friday. It's...

Clinton Global Initiative University plans Vanderbilt events

Jan. 30, 2023 14:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Clinton Global Initiative University on Monday released details about its annual meeting at Vanderbilt University from March 3-5. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced that they will be joined in Nashville by aspiring leaders and...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 17, 2023 07:46 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 15 The Washington Post on the handling of classified documents It will be up to the two special counsels to investigate and weigh the handling of secret documents by President Biden...

Buttigieg finds himself in the spotlight for better or worse

Jan. 16, 2023 19:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's transportation secretary usually holds one of the most public-facing roles in any presidential administration. A core aspect of the Cabinet job is to travel the country, doling out millions of public dollars and attending ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new bridges...

Airlines back more spending, staff to fix failed FAA system

Jan. 13, 2023 22:06 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Airline executives bristled last year when government officials, led by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, blamed the carriers for causing thousands of flight cancellations and mistreating their customers. The shoe is on the other foot now after a technology...

US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown

Jan. 12, 2023 20:15 PM EST

U.S. air travel returned mostly to normal Thursday, a day after a computer system that sends safety information to pilots broke down and grounded traffic from coast to coast. By midafternoon on the East Coast, about 150 flights had been canceled and more than 3,700 delayed — much...

Computer breakdown sows chaos across US air travel system

Jan. 11, 2023 20:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of flights across the U.S. were canceled or delayed Wednesday after a system that offers safety information to pilots failed, and the government launched an investigation into the breakdown, which grounded some planes for hours. The Federal Aviation...

EXPLAINER: How NOTAM caused widespread flight disruptions

Jan. 11, 2023 19:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Until Wednesday, few travelers had ever heard of a Notice to Air Missions, or NOTAM, nor did they know that the system used to generate those notices could cause widespread travel misery. As they arrived at airports in the morning, they quickly found out. ...

Southwest starts on reputation repair after cancellations

Jan. 05, 2023 19:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — With its flights running on a roughly normal schedule, Southwest Airlines is now turning its attention to repairing its damaged reputation after it canceled 15,000 flights around Christmas and left holiday travelers stranded. CEO Robert Jordan said Thursday that...