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Obama on sprawl, transit, rail

In Florida yesterday, President Obama spoke up for  mass transit and high-speed rail, noting Lincoln’s support for an intercontinental railroad even as the Civil War raged, reports Kaid Benfield, director of NRDC’s Smart Growth Project.

Obama: “The days 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 build communities. So we should be using this money to help spur this kind of innovative thinking when it comes to transportation. That will make a big difference.”

Benfield has compiled statements by Obama on smart growth, transportation, cities, and regions.  It’s good stuff.

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Category: economy, environment, planning, sprawl, transportation


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