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Buttigieg on GOP opposition to codifying same-sex marriage: ‘Our marriage deserves to be treated equally’ | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg responded Sunday to Republican opposition to codifying same-sex marriage, criticizing House Republicans for opposing a bill to do just that hours after he was in a room with them talking about transportation policy. Buttigieg, who is gay, also reacted to comments from Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who told […]

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Air traffic control cannot handle summer travel, United Airlines says

(CNN) – United Airlines is sounding the alarm and telling its staff there are more summer flights than air traffic controllers can handle, an issue that could contribute to more flight disruptions this summer. United’s chief operating officer voiced his frustration in a memo to staff, saying until there are more air traffic controllers, they […]

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Railroad bottleneck at nation’s busiest West Coast ports reaches inflection point

A Union Pacific freight train carries goods east near Palm Springs, California, a key link in the roadways and railways that connect the southern California metropolitan areas, as well as the busiest port complex in the nation, with the rest of the U.S. David Mcnew | Getty Images News | Getty Images Rail congestion from […]

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Delta offers free flight changes over July Fourth weekend ahead of possible ‘operational challenges’

An Airbus A330-323 aircraft, operated by Delta Air Lines. Benoit Tessier | Reuters Delta Air Lines is allowing travelers to change their tickets for free during the busy Fourth of July weekend, allowing fliers to avoid paying a fare difference and skip the airport during a “potentially challenging” few days. The unusual offer, normally extended […]

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Airlines, FAA spar over flight delays as crucial Fourth of July weekend approaches

Travelers wait to board a plane at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, on April 22, 2022. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration are pointing the finger at each other over a rising rate of flight cancellations and delays, just as millions prepare for a July 4th travel […]

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More people are dying on U.S. roads, even as cars get safer. Here’s why it’s a tough problem to solve

Cars and trucks are wedged together after a deadly multi-vehicle pileup on the ice covered I-35 in a still image from video in Fort Worth, Texas, February 11, 2021. NBC5 | via Reuters New vehicles on sale in the U.S. today are the safest and most advanced ever made, yet roadway fatalities last year reached […]

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Buttigieg says DOT will dole out $2.9 billion in infrastructure grants to states and cities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks to the news media during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday said the administration was ready to dole out $2.9 billion in grants for state and local bridge, road and other […]

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U.S. clears way for truly driverless vehicles without steering wheels

DETROIT – Federal vehicle safety regulators have cleared the way for the production and deployment of driverless vehicles that do not include manual controls such as steering wheels or pedals. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the requirement that cars with automated driving systems, or self-driving vehicles, include […]

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Biden rolls out $5 billion to states for electric vehicle chargers

US President Joe Biden, speaks about rebuilding manufacturing on February 8, 2022, from the South Court Auditorium in Eisenhower Executive Office Building, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration this week rolled out a plan to […]

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Biden says Pittsburgh bridge collapse shows how weak infrastructure ‘can threaten lives’

President Joe Biden made an unscheduled visit to the site of a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon, during a trip originally meant to tout his legislative agenda — including the landmark infrastructure law he signed last year. “We saw today, when a bridge is in disrepair, it literally can threaten lives,” Biden said in a […]