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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary will tour a light rail construction site in St. Paul where he’ll make a pitch that major transportation investments will create jobs.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will meet with workers Monday at the future site of the Central Corridor Light Rail’s Union Depot Station in downtown St. Paul. He’ll be touting President Obama’s proposal to create jobs, which includes money for transportation infrastructure projects.

Last April, the Federal Transit Administration signed off on a $474 million funding agreement for the construction of the 11-mile Central Corridor, which will connect downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul by light rail train. It’s scheduled to open in 2014.

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