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U.S. Transport Secretary Says Road Projects Are Seriously Underfunded

Excerpt from The Hill

Jan 24, 2014 2:00 am

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Funding will the biggest hurdle to make much-needed infrastructure improvements during Foxx’s term.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx looks on after President Barack Obama announces his nomination to be the new Secretary of Transportation in the East Room of the White House April 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press


Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that the projected funding shortfall for road and transit projects this year is a “serious problem” that needs a long-term solution.

Speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors‘ annual meeting, Foxx warned that the Highway Trust Fund running out of money would have ripple effects for cities and other levels of local government.

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