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White House Outlines 30-Year Transportation Plan


With the population explosion in the South and West expected to continue and aging infrastructure requiring a massive overhaul elsewhere, the Obama administration on Monday began to map out a 30-year framework to meet those needs.

“Our point is to say that if we don’t [address] these things, is there a cost? The answer is yes,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in an interview Friday. “We keep thinking the transportation system is like a merry-go-round: You put a quarter in it and it goes around again. Well, it’s not.”

Foxx promised a comprehensive review of the demand for new or replacement systems a year ago in an address to the Transportation Research Board, a national organization of transportation experts. He returned to the group Monday to roll out conclusions expected in a report later this year.

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