Interview: Infrastructure The Focus For Obama

“This may be the most dire moment in the American transportation system has faced in decades”…That is the warning from Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, who has been petitioning Congress to strike a deal and put more money into the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. It’s not just about the roads themselves, unless Congress acts by August, up to 700,000 Americans will lose their jobs over the next year. Will a bipartisan deal be struck in time, considering the usual gridlock in Congress? President Obama will make the case when he visits a major New York bridge on Wednesday.