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Will new federal funding fail Minnesota's bridges?

James Oberstar discusses the funding of Minnesota's transportation infrastructure.

But without a firm commitment to federal maintenance and repair, the state's hundreds of structurally deficient bridges could remain neglected, said former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, the Democrat who headed the House Transportation Committee before he lost his seat in 2010. "Safety tends to slip without rigorous oversight," Oberstar said.

Star Tribune
July 4, 2012

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