Talks continue on additional assistance to transport sector By Reuters

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(Reuters) – New US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told Reuters on Thursday there are “very active” talks between the White House, Congress and stakeholders on including assistance to the struggling transportation sector. , which has requested more than 130,000 million dollars in a COVID-19. relief bill. President Joe Biden‘s $ 1.9 trillion proposal includes just $ 20 billion for public transportation 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 all need to be taken seriously because it‘s about making sure the transportation sector is back on its feet,” Buttigieg said in a 10-minute phone interview. “Almost everyone needs help getting back to pre-COVID levels.”

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