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Obama to Congress: OK new cash for roads, bridges

 With New York’s aging Tappan Zee Bridge looming behind him, President Barack Obama called on congressional Republicans to spend more money on the nation’s crumbling roads, see-through bridges and outdated ports or face losing businesses to other countries. “We’ve got ports that aren’t ready for the next generation of cargo ships,” Obama said against a

Obama to use giant bridge to show how he will cut red tape

U.S. President Barack Obama will take aim at the cumbersome approval process for large infrastructure projects on Wednesday, showing how streamlining reviews slashed the time taken to green-light New York’s massive Tappan Zee bridge project, the White House said. Obama is slated to speak at the bridge, about 20 miles north of New York City,

White House to focus on road, bridge repair

 With time running out, the White House was preparing to press Congress next week to keep money flowing into a federal fund for road and bridge repairs, warning of economic harm, lost aid to states and idled construction workers unless lawmakers act. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has said the federal Highway Trust Fund is expected