Obama pitches road, rail outlays

$302 billion plan is billed as job engine

Posted: February 27, 2014 at 5:29 a.m.

Mark Fuhrmann (left), a metro transit official in St. Paul, Minn., talks with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and President Barack Obama during a tour of the city’s light-rail center Wednesday.

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will ask Congress for $302 billion to update aging roads and railways, arguing that the taxpayer investment is a worthy one that will pay dividends by attracting businesses and helping put people to work.

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