US: Feds Push Congress to Spend $98B on Transportation This Year

Feb. 25, 2016

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pushed lawmakers Wednesday to approve a plan from President Obama to spend $98 billion on transportation projects this year. 

The proposal, part of a $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal 2017, calls for increasing federal transportation spending this year by about $40 billion over the amount that was included in a highway bill Congress passed last year. 

Foxx said Tuesday Obama's plan is a "robust budget proposal that creates an American transportation system unrivaled in its ability to meet the challenges of the future.

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