U.S. House Democrats propose $547 billion surface transport plan

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of key U.S. House Democrats were to introduce legislation on Friday to authorize $547 billion in additional spending over five years on surface transport, a plan that would mostly go to fixing existing U.S. roads and bridges and increase funding for passenger rail and transit. House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Peter DeFazio said in a statement the proposal seizes on a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to move our transportation planning out of the 1950s and toward our clean energy future.” The plan introduced by DeFazio and othe…

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