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Congress unlikely to take up long-term transportation bill

Posted on September 14, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the August recess over and several issues that need to be addressed immediately, several news outlets, including StreetsBlog USA, are reporting that it is more than likely that there is another short-term extension of the surface transportation bill when it expires at the end of October.

The U.S. Department of Transportation reportedly told Congress that the Highway Trust Fund isn’t going bankrupt as soon as expected, according to the report. Congress, though, would still need to reauthorize the program soon, with it now likely that it will probably be a three-year bill. For the full story, click here.

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