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 Post subject: Obama: Days of 'Building Sprawl Forever' Are Over
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Obama: The Days Of ‘Building Sprawl Forever’ Are Over

FROM THE WONK ROOM:

Here at The Wonk Room, we’ve been arguing that building new highways with stimulus dollars would be a counterproductive use of the funding. Today, President Barack Obama agreed:

I’d like to see high-speed rail where it can be constructed. I would like for us to invest in mass transit because, potentially, that’s energy efficient, and I think people are a lot more open now to thinking regionally in terms of how we plan our transportation infrastructure. The day’s where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody recognizes that that’s not a smart way to design communities.

Watch it:

Personally, I'd like to see train travel return. There used to be railroads carrying passengers all over the US.

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