President Obama continues to stump for transportation infrastructure. In remarks on Oct. 11, he repeated his call for higher federal spending to rebuild highways, rails and airport runways. Construction officials welcome Obama’s attention to public works, though they still seek more details, including how much total spending he wants. But the White House is not likely to provide many specifics before 2011, when a new Congress convenes. Photo: AP/WideWorld Obama, with current and former Cabinet officials, governors and a mayor, calls for increased transportation infrastructure spending. Obama said, “Our infrastructure is woefully inefficient, and it is outdated.” Noting that the
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