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Obama transportation plan sent to Congress

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is sending a four-year, $302 billion transportation plan to Congress, hoping to jump-start a national debate on how to repair and replace the nation's aging infrastructure and accommodate the needs of a growing population.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that action is urgently needed because the federal Highway Trust Fund is expected to run dry by late August. He said that unless Congress acts to shore up the fund, transportation aid to states will be held up and workers laid off construction sites across the country.

President Barack Obama has emphasized infrastructure spending throughout his presidency as a means to spur job growth and increase economic competitiveness, but this is the first detailed, long-term transportation bill his administration has sent to Congress.

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