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Biden administration to set rules of the road for charging electric vehicles

Biden administration to set rules of the road for charging electric vehicles

Proposed regulations would require charging stations built with federal dollars to be located no more than 50 miles apart.
Biden administration outlines plan to build more E.V. chargers

Biden administration outlines plan to build more E.V. chargers

Using $5 billion that Congress allocated last year, the Biden administration would require states to install high-voltage chargers along interstate highways.
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Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. the transportation secretary, wants to focus on ‘saving lives’ rather than saving the planet.

Speaking in Glasgow at the United Nations climate change summit, Mr. Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, said that the conversation surrounding climate change should be refocused on whether the planet can sustain life. "What we're trying to save is lives," he said.

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Can removing highways fix America's cities?
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Can removing highways fix America's cities?

Highways radically reshaped cities, destroying dense downtown neighborhoods. Now, some cities are starting to take them down.
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Highway foes emboldened as Buttigieg puts Houston project on pause
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Highway foes emboldened as Buttigieg puts Houston project on pause

After the U.S. Department of Transportation asked the Texas DOT to halt a highway expansion, freeway fighters nationwide are calling on Secretary Pete Buttigieg for similar aid. 
Buttigieg asks Congress for 'generational investment' in infrastructure
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Buttigieg asks Congress for 'generational investment' in infrastructure

The transportation secretary defended the Biden administration’s broad plans in a hearing as Democrats laid the groundwork for legislation and Republicans expressed skepticism.
Can Biden save public transit from the pandemic?

Can Biden save public transit from the pandemic?

Ridership—and revenue—are cratering. Will there be anything left once we’re vaccinated? The Biden administration and new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will have to act fast to give federal help so states and cities can turn things around.
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