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Los Angeles, CA – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg traveled to Los Angeles to announce a $1 billion investment to improve airport terminals throughout the country as part of U.S. DOT’s new Airport Terminals Program -- made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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Tahlequah, OK — Last week Deputy U.S. Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg traveled to Cherokee Nation to participate in the signing of the first ever Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Compact with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr.

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New Jersey — Last Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg traveled to New Jersey to highlight how President Biden’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will benefit the Garden State, invest in workforce development, and create thousands of good-paying jobs for New Jersey residents for years to come.

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Posted by FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez

More than 1,000 transit agencies across the country are helping people get access to COVID-19 vaccines, answering President Biden’s call to get as many U.S. adults vaccinated as soon as possible.

To our transit partners, I would like to say, thank you! Your commitment to the health of our communities means many more people getting shots, which is the best way to protect our health and be able to gather safely with friends and family after a challenging year.

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Horatio Earle (1855–1935), or “Good Roads” Earle, as he was often referred to, was born in Mt. Holly, VT.

His early professional career included selling farm equipment. In 1889, he and his family moved to Detroit, where he started continued selling and also developing agricultural tools.

Earle was also a renowned bicycle enthusiast, who later in life, said “I often hear now-a-days, the automobile instigated good roads; that the automobile is the parent of good roads. Well, the truth is, the bicycle is the father of the good roads movement in this country.”

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Posted by The U.S. Department of Transportation

Earlier this month, Memphis’ Hernando de Soto Bridge shut down after a large crack was spotted on a critical beam on the bridge. The sudden closure has affected the over 10,000 people who rely on the bridge every day, including many of the truck drivers that work in one of the nation’s most important regions for shipping and logistics.

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Last month, Secretary Pete touched down in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Getting America Back on Track tour. During his visit to the transportation hub, the Secretary recapped the successes of the American Rescue Plan and its role in funding transportation systems through the pandemic. He also addressed how the American Jobs Plan will revitalize Atlanta’s metropolitan area through its investments in jobs and modern infrastructure.

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Last Thursday, Secretary Pete traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of the Getting America Back on Track tour. During his trip through the “City of Bridges,” the Secretary talked about the way the American Rescue Plan had helped get Pittsburgh back on track and how the American Jobs Plan will help modernize the region’s infrastructure and create good-paying jobs.

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