Obama: Jobs plan will help construction workers

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says building a world-class transportation system in the U.S. will help create jobs.

Obama told Congress in a speech Thursday night his new jobs plan will put people to work rebuilding America. He says it’s inexcusable to have so many decaying roads and bridges at a time when millions of unemployed construction workers could be rebuilding them. He says private construction companies all across the country are just waiting to get to work.

He urged Congress to pass what he’s calling the American Jobs Act right away.