U.S. President Barack Obama on
Monday announced that four nationally and regionally significant
transportation projects will be expedited by streamlining project
The move, Obama administration's latest effort to speed up job creation in the election year, was to put Americans to work and replace aging infrastructure and improve the reliability and resiliency of critical highway, transit and rail systems in U.S. states of Maine, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington, the White House said in a statement.
As part of a Presidential Executive Order issued in March of this year, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was charged with overseeing a government-wide effort to make the permitting and review process for infrastructure projects more efficient and effective.
"Across the country our investments in infrastructure are putting people back to work building and modernizing our transit systems, railroads, bridges and highways," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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