The U.S. Department of Transportation secretary stepped onto part of the all-new I-275 to talk transportation spending.

Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the Tampa Interstate Study." It's the name for all of the highway improvements in the Bay area, Including those along the Tampa stretch of I-275.

The secretary says he's urging Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding bill this year.

The Tampa Interstate Study is a $1.8 billion program, half of which is made up of federal funds.

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