Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley praises highway bill

The two-year bill cleared by Congress on Friday guarantees the same level of funding for Oklahoma projects, and Ridley said some changes in the legislation are as good as money since they’ll speed up work.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: June 29, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 30, 2012
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WASHINGTON — Though a highway bill passed by Congress on Friday won’t mean more federal dollars for Oklahoma in the next two years, the state’s transportation secretary said changes included in the legislation would yield financial benefits.

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