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Secretary Pete Buttigieg Suggests Usage Charge as Sustainable Funding Solution

By February 26, 2021No Comments

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg acknowledged the lack of sustainable transportation financing sources, but suggested an increase to the federal fuel tax rate would not offer a long-term solution.


Buttigieg delivered one of his first public speeches as U.S. Transportation Secretary to a virtual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ 2021 Washington Briefing on Feb. 25.


Due to increasing electrification of vehicles, Buttigieg recognized the gas tax is not a long-term funding solution and said he doesn’t think “that’s where the energy is going to be in Washington.”