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Thu, 12 Feb 2009

The Days of Sprawl Are Officially Over

From the White House blog where Barack Obama was kicking off a town hall meeting in Ft. Myers, Florida.

1:07 p.m.: Question: How can you help with infrastructure and transportation? Answer: We've got a lot of work to do. Nods to American Society of Civil Engineer's recently released 2009 Report Card for American Infrastructure, which gives the country's roads, bridges, and ports a national grade of D. Makes a case for high-speed rail and mass transit -- says the days of sprawl are over. "Everyone recognizes that's not a good way to design communities."


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