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What's in the 6-year Senate transportation bill

The Senate is moving toward the likely passage this week of a sweeping, six-year transportation bill, but the House is putting off consideration of the measure until this fall. With a Friday deadline to prevent a cutoff of highway and transit aid to states, House and Senate Republican leaders say they will also pass an $8 billion short-term bill to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund through October. That will give the House about two months after it returns from its August recess to weigh in on a long-term transportation bill. Business and transportation industry lobby groups are urging their members to ask their congressmen and senators to support the Senate bill. Industry...

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