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The Obama Administration announced on Tuesday the selection of 14 infrastructure projects nationwide that will be sped through the environmental review and permitting process as a means of creating jobs.
The projects' selection follows a memorandum issued by President Barack Obama last year to various federal agencies, directing them to develop a more efficient review and permitting process for high-priority, according a White House statement.
Qualified projects will create a significant number of jobs, have already identified funding and can be completed within the next 18 months. As part of the administration's push for transparency, the public will be able to track the progress of the 14 projects after construction begins by the end of November, according to the release.
The selections range from various bridges to airport improvements to renewable energy initiatives. The full list is as follows: