Part-Time DOT Secretary On Vacation In Rail Crisis

Part-Time DOT Secretary On Vacay In Rail Crisis

  • Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg jetted off for a vacation to Portugal as government and union negotiators worked to avert a nationwide rail-worker strike earlier this year.
  • The secretary’s previously unknown “personal trip” to the city of Porto was taken just a week before Amtrak announced the cancellation of long-distance routes in anticipation of a strike.
  • History of being AWOL at critical moments.