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Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:00 PM

Updated: Apr 17, 2014 12:01 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day "a lot of bumps" and "a few pot holes here and there."

He says the winter was tough on highway maintenance.

Foxx appeared Thursday at Tougaloo College in Jackson, meeting with lawmakers and Mississippi Department of Transportation officials to discuss roads and bridges.

He's traveling this week to promote President Barack Obama's proposal to keep federal transportation money flowing to states at least four more years. The Highway Trust Fund is set to run out of cash before the federal budget year ends Sept. 30.

Foxx started in Ohio and has been to Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. His final stops are in Louisiana and Texas.

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