Outdoor Recreation Roundtable offered strong support for the nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in a letter to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, specifically Chairwoman Cantwell and Ranking Member Wicker. The letter outlines the vital role transportation infrastructure will play in the next infrastructure debate as well as policies related to reauthorization of the surface transportation legislation.

“ORR is more than excited to get working with Mayor Buttigieg and the Department of Transportation on efforts to modernize our transportation networks and infrastructure to provide access to quality outdoor recreation,”​ added Lindsey Davis, acting executive director of ORR. ​“If there is anything we have seen over the past year, and really over the past decade, it’s that Americans want access to more of the outdoors our nation has to offer. Modernizing our transportation infrastructure and bolstering DOT programs like the Recreational Trails Program, Federal Lands Transportation Program, the National Scenic Byways Program, and the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund will make a huge difference to allowing more Americans to safely and efficiently enjoy outdoor recreation.”

Read the full letter.