Latest Pete Buttigieg News

Baltimore's busy port fully reopens after bridge collapse, and a return to normal is expected

Jun. 12, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Commercial shipping traffic through the Port of Baltimore is expected to return to normal levels next month, officials said Wednesday, after the channel fully reopened this week for the first time since the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in March. ...

Real-world mileage standard for new vehicles rising to 38 mpg in 2031 under new Biden rule

Jun. 07, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average about 38 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2031 in real-world driving, up from about 29 mpg this year, under new federal rules unveiled Friday by the Biden administration. The final rule will increase fuel economy...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 24, 2024 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Preempted by coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — A panel of secretaries of state with Jocelyn Benson, D-Mich., Brad Raffensperger, R-Ga., Adrian Fontes, D-Ariz., and Al Schmidt, R-Pa. ...

Non-white pedestrians more often end up in the ER for vehicle-related injuries, report shows

May. 02, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

Pedestrians who are not white ended up in the emergency room for traffic-related injuries at higher rates than white people, according to a new federal report published Thursday. There were more than 137,000 emergency room visits involving a pedestrian injury between January 2021...

Consumer groups push Congress to uphold automatic refunds for airline passengers

May. 01, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

Consumer groups are pushing Congress to uphold automatic refunds for airline passengers whose flights are canceled or delayed for several hours. Just last week, the Transportation Department announced a rule requiring airlines to pay quick and automatic refunds. President Joe Biden...

US to require automatic emergency braking on new vehicles in 5 years and set performance standards

Apr. 29, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In the not-too-distant future, automatic emergency braking will have to come standard on all new passenger vehicles in the United States, a requirement that the government says will save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of injuries every year. The National...

BNSF becomes 2nd major railroad to sign on to anonymous federal safety hotline for some workers

Apr. 25, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF will become the second major freight railroad to allow some of its employees to report safety concerns anonymously through a federal system without fear of discipline. The Federal Railroad Administration announced Thursday that the railroad owned by Warren...

Rail spikes hammered, bullet train being built from Sin City to the City of Angels

Apr. 22, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $12 billion passenger bullet train linking Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area was dubbed the first true high-speed rail line in the nation on Monday, with the private company building it predicting millions of ticket-buyers will be boarding trains by 2028. ...

The Biden administration recruits 15 states to help enforce airline consumer laws

Apr. 16, 2024 18:00 PM EDT

The Biden administration is enlisting the help of officials in 15 states to enforce consumer-protection laws covering airline travelers, a power that by law is limited to the federal government. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the states, which include...

US airlines ask the Biden administration not to approve additional flights between the US and China

Apr. 11, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large U.S. airlines and some of their unions are asking the Biden administration to stop approving any more flights between the United States and China because of what they call “anti-competitive” policies that China imposes on U.S. carriers. The airlines and...