Transportation Secretary Discusses Holiday Travel

He says there is still catching up to do in the transportation sector.

On Monday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated that air travel has improved since the massive numbers of cancellations earlier this year. As the transportation sector has emerged from the disruptions of COVID, it has faced many issues. Data from the Transportation Department shows that, from June through August, roughly a quarter of all flights were canceled or delayed, with some delays lasting more than an hour. 

The transportation secretary said, “There’s a lot of catching up to do in the system as it works its way through some of the profound disruptions that took place during the pandemic. I think we’re on the right track, but there’s more to do.” 

Secretary Buttigieg continued, “Early in the summer, we saw unacceptable levels of cancellations and delays. Now, part of that is the result of demand returning, people buying tickets as the economy came back, and that’s good news, but the airlines have to be ready to meet that demand.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he oversees efforts to support air travel and protect consumers.
  • For Transportation Department officials as they work with airlines to provide a better travel experience after so many cancellations and disruptions.
  • For Acting Administrator Nolen as the president’s nomination of Phil Washington awaits Senate action.

Sources: The Hill, NBC News 


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