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State Sen. James Metzen of South St. Paul, left, updates U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar on a transportation project Thursday before the congressman talked to legislative committees. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Oberstar expresses strong criticism of U.S. transportaion vision, seeks change

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ST. PAUL -- The U.S. needs to redevelop a transportation vision like that of 50 years ago, the House's top transportation authority says.

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When the interstate highway system was developed in the 1950s, U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar said Thursday, Congress OK'd a 3 percent gasoline tax to fund a safer, faster system.

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