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Biden administration sending Pete Buttigieg to South Dakota
Transportation secretary to make stops in Chamberlain, Salem and Sioux Falls
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will visit South Dakota next week to highlight the White House's ongoing investment in American infrastructure.
That’s according to a news release from Capitol Hill on Thursday announcing the former Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will make stops in Chamberlain, Sioux Falls and Salem during a two-day visit to the Mount Rushmore State.
Specifically, he'll emphasize federal investments in long-haul truck parking, which Buttigieg and the White House have characterized as a critical need for truck driver safety and efficient supply chains.
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"Secretary Buttigieg will visit a major I-90 improvement project that includes new truck parking spaces and is funded by the Biden-Harris Administration," reads the U.S. Department of Transportation's news release. "While in South Dakota, the Secretary will also see other infrastructure investments and will announce additional critical investments in highway safety, all made possible by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law."
Buttigieg is expected to be joined by local, state, and tribal leaders during his scheduled stops, which will take him to Chamberlain on Monday and Salem and Sioux Falls on Tuesday.