President Obama Promotes 'Fix It First' Transportation Construction Program

In his State of the Union, President Obama encouraged public-private partnerships to fund transportation improvements

According to, part of President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address focused on getting people to work quickly with a "Fix it First" program. Emphasis will be placed on urgent repairs to infrastructure such as deficient bridges.

Obama also promoted public-private partnerships as a way to fund transportation improvements without forcing taxpayers to carry the burden of costs.

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