Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressed his appreciation for President Barack Obama's proposal to create a "Fix-it-First" program. "President Obama knows what we at DOT also know: fixing the roads, rails, bridges, ports, transit systems, and other transportation assets most in need of attention will create jobs and help our businesses compete more effectively," LaHood said. "But, as the President said last night, ... we have much more to do," and need the "support of Congress" to resume improvement.

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