Once midterm congressional elections are over, lawmakers must take up President Barack Obama's proposed $50 billion investment in infrastructure, said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The $50 billion injection would jump-start funding of a six-year plan to upgrade "150,000 miles of roads, 150,000 miles of runways, and the opportunity to ... build 4,000 to 5,000 lines of track around the country for high-speed rail and for transit," LaHood said.

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