WATCH: US Transportation Secretary visits KC for new airport terminal opening

FILE - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks during the daily briefing at the White...
FILE - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, on Nov. 8, 2021. Buttigieg is vowing help to stem a rising U.S. epidemic of car fatalities with a broad-based government strategy aimed at limiting the speed of cars, redesigning roads to better protect bicyclists and pedestrians and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking. Buttigieg indicated to The Associated Press that new federal data being released next week will show another spike in traffic fatalities through the third quarter of 2021.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Published: Feb. 26, 2023 at 4:13 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 27, 2023 at 10:06 AM CST
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Kansas City on Monday to see the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport.

At a ribbon-ccuting event, he was joined by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, former KC Mayor Sly James, U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Sharice Davids, and Mayor Quinton Lucas.

One more day!

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will join Mayor Quinton Lucas and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver to celebrate the opening of the new KCI terminal.

Posted by KCTV5 News Kansas City on Monday, February 27, 2023

After the event at KCI, Buttigieg will travel to De Soto, Kansas, to join Rep. Sharice Davids, Kansas Lieutenant Gov. David Toland, DeSoto Mayor Rick Walker, Johnson County Chair Mike Kelly, local labor leaders and Panasonic North American Energy President Allan Swan at the future facility site of a Panasonic EV battery manufacturing facility.

Buttigieg is also scheduled to visit UMKC to highlight a recent University Transportation Center grant that will develop innovative approaches to improving sustainability, resilience, and equity of transportation infrastructure. While at UMKC, he’ll tour transportation-related facilities on campus and meet with students.

None of the events Buttigieg will be at will be open to the public.