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Obama’s GROW AMERICA

Obama’s GROW AMERICA

What is his Transportation Plan anyway?  Well, it is called the GROW AMERICA Act, or Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America.

The United States Department of Transportation states that GROW AMERICA will do the following:

  • Address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund and provide $87 billion to address the nation’s backlog of deficient bridges and aging transit systems
  • Create millions of new jobs
  • Increase safety across all modes of surface transportation
  • Provide certainty to state and local governments that must engage in long-term planning;
  • Reduce project approval and permitting timelines
  • Bolster efficient and reliable freight networks to support trade and economic growth
  • Create incentives to better align planning and investment decisions

 

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