Orange County Wants A Cut Of Obama Economic Package

DATELINE (AP) - Orange County wants the White House to help
untangle its congested roadways.

The county known for its freeway gridlock is preparing a list of transportation projects officials hope will be funded by the massive economic-stimulus package president-elect Barack Obama has
promised Americans.

The plan includes $90 billion to modernize the nation's transportation systems.

Orange County wants about $2 billion of the federal dollars to finance 410 projects ranging from repaving city streets to widening freeways.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-01-17-09 1332EST


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