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House Transportation Chairman: Oklahoma a Model for U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

House Transportation Chairman: Oklahoma a Model for U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

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By Jonathan Baker • Oct 5, 2016

A powerful U.S. politician says Oklahoma is the model for transportation infrastructure in America, reports Tulsa’s KOTV.

U.S. representative Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. On a visit to Oklahoma this week, he said the state’s transportation infrastructure is actually a model other states should follow. He explained: “The highways intersect here, you have an inland port close to here, you've got the rail here, but you also have the pipelines. This is the crossroad.”

Shuster noted that America's population is set to grow to 400 million over the next two decades. To keep up with that growth, businesses across America will have to rely on Oklahoma as a receiving and distribution center in the middle of the country. He added that it's important for businesses nationwide to come and see what's happening in Oklahoma.

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