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Pioneer Press Photo by John Doman President Barack Obama speaks at St. Paul’s Union Depot on Wednesday, where he outlined a $302 billion transportation plan for the rest of the nation.

Obama draws a big crowd in St. Paul: President outlines $302 billion transportation improvements plan


ST. PAUL, Minn. — President Barack Obama came to St. Paul on Wednesday to showcase the city’s refurbished Union Depot transit hub as an example of the kinds of transportation development he wants for the rest of the nation.

“This project symbolizes what’s possible,” Obama told a standing-room-only crowd of 1,300 ticketed enthusiasts in the depot’s ornate concourse.

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