Yesterday (January 12) at the Transport Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting #TRBAM in Washington DC, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg gave a keynote address, in which he focused attendees on key issues facing the transportation industry including the pandemic, the climate crises and bridging political divides. He also welcomed the new federal funding unlocked by President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law, but urged careful planning in the spending of new funds, in order that improvements are made to protect jobs and ensure equity in communities. Following the keynote, the Secretary engaged in a Q&A session, which begins at 12:30 in the video.
Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).