Obama: 100,000 US bridges ‘old enough to qualify for Medicare’

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Obama said it was “inexcusable” and “inefficient” not to improve the state of the transportation in the U.S.

“The longer we put this off, the more expensive it will be, and the less competitive we will be,” Obama said.

“The businesses of tomorrow won’t locate near old roads and outdated ports; they’ll relocate to places with high-speed Internet; high-tech schools; systems that move air and auto traffic faster, not to mention get parents home to their kids faster,” he continued. “We can watch that happen in other countries, or we can choose to make it happen right here, in America.”