Pete Buttigieg Launches $1 Billion Plan to Create 'Racial Equity' in Roads

On Thursday Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg launched a $1 billion pilot plan to address what he sees as cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by roads.

In the past the former South Bend Mayor pointed out “there is racism physically built” into the U.S. infrastructure and promised to address it soon after taking office.

Buttigieg's case was that many highways and bridges in cities were used to create racial divisions in communities.

“Well if you’re in Washington, I’m told that the history of that highway is one that was built at the expense of communities of color in the D.C. area,” Mayor Pete said. “There are stories and I think Philadelphia and Pittsburgh [and] in New York, Robert Moses famously saw through the construction of a lot of highways.”

“There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars,” he also said.

How Much Does Pete Buttigieg Make as Secretary of Transportation

After reading something like this seems as good of a time as any to ask.  How much does Buttigieg make as Secretary of Transportation? In short, the answer is $174,000. This includes a base salary of $140,000 and an annual bonus of up to $34,000. So right around $200,000.

Pete Buttigieg is an American politician who is currently serving as the 24th United States Secretary of Transportation. He was nominated by President Joe Biden on January 7, 2021, and confirmed by the Senate on February 4, 2021. Prior to his confirmation, Buttigieg served as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana from 2012 to 2020.