Transportation projects will play an important role in helping the economy recover under President-elect Barack Obama. In addition to rebuilding roads and bridges, Obama's approach includes building better trains capable of moving goods more efficiently, encouraging people to get out of their cars, and using less gasoline. "Now is the time to invest in our future and strengthen our core infrastructure," Obama wrote in a recent letter to groups interested in transportation and environmental issues. "With unemployment rising, these investments are even more important."
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