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Vice President Joe Biden is marking Infrastructure Week with a stop in Cleveland Wednesday as part of the administration’s push to pressure Congress to address the nation’s national transportation funding crisis.

Biden will highlight the new Little Italy – University Circle RTA Rapid station under construction at East 120th Street and Mayfield Road. Nearly 80 percent of the $17.5 million project is being funded by the federal government. Most of that from $12.5 million grant awarded in 2011 as part of the TIGER III program for national infrastructure investments.

Those funds for future projects face serious cuts under a house plan to replace the current highway spending bill which expires September, 30.

The vice president’s Cleveland visit comes on the same day President Obama visits New York and the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge to do the same.

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source: Newsnet5.com

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