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Vehicles drive on the 130th St. bridge over the Little Calumet River in Chicago in 2013. The bridge was classified as both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" in federal data for 2012. (M. Spencer Green/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Vehicles drive on the 130th St. bridge over the Little Calumet River in Chicago in 2013. The bridge was classified as both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" in federal data for 2012. (M. Spencer Green/AP)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao offered some details Monday on the commitment to infrastructure President Trump made in his speech to Congress in February.

She said the president's plan will include $200 billion in direct federal spending. That money will be used to "leverage" $1 trillion in state, local and private infrastructure spending over the next decade.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks about the administration's plan with Ray LaHood (@RayLaHood), who served as transportation secretary under former President Obama from 2009 to 2013.

This segment aired on May 16, 2017.

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