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      ASCE Statement on Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

      December 15, 2020

      We applaud President-elect Biden's nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the incoming Secretary of the Department of Transportation. We are eager to work with DOT and incoming Secretary Buttigieg to modernize our nation's transportation systems and to make sustainable infrastructure a central component of our nation's economic recovery.  As one of the supporting organizations of United for Infrastructure , we invited all Presidential candidates last February to our Moving America Forward infrastructure forum in Las Vegas, Nevada, to present their plans for infrastructure and Mayor Buttigieg was the first to confirm. He offered detailed, tangible plans for modernizing our nation's roads, bridges, and water systems and we wrote about them here . As a mayor, he has seen first-hand how infrastructure policy and investment impact families, businesses, local economy, and quality of life, which we appreciate and respect. We are eager to work with the DOT and incoming Secretary Buttigieg to modernize our nation's transportation systems and build a better quality of life for all Americans. 

      ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

      Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation's infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visitwww.asce.org   or www.infrastructurereportcard.org and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.

       

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