Buttigieg: Talks ongoing on additional transportation sector assistance

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President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposal includes only $20 billion for public transit systems. Airline unions are seeking $15 billion in payroll assistance while bus and ferry companies, state transportation departments, Amtrak and airports are also seeking funding. “They should be all taken seriously because this is about making sure we get the transportation sector back on its feet,” Buttigieg said in a 10-minute phone interview. “Just about everybody needs help getting back to pre-COVID levels.”