White House Revs Up $3.5B Project Targeting I-5, Rail

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The White House on Monday gave federal agencies a three-year deadline to review a $3.5 billion highway and rail project targeting a key Interstate 5 hub in the Pacific Northwest, one of four projects the Obama administration marked for expedited permitting.

The short list for stepped-up reviews also includes high-speed rail and bridge projects in Maine and North Dakota, according to a statement from the White House. The move is in line with an executive order President Barack Obama issued to the Office of Management and...
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