“And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most: modern ports to move our goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of our children,” he continued. “Let’s prove that there is no better place to do business than the United States of America.  And let’s start right away.”

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February 13, 2013

President Obama called in his State of the Union address for a “Fix it First” program to encourage public-private partnerships to fund transportation improvements in the country.

“Tonight, I propose a ‘Fix-It-First’ program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country,” Obama said in his address Tuesday night…