Senate Republican and Democratic leaders said they overcame a major impasse in negotiations over reauthorization of the TEA 21 legislation.
According to wire reports, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said they resolved a partisan dispute that was hurting progress on the bill.
Congress is still trying to reach a compromise between the $284 billion ($51.5 billion for transit) proposed by the House and $318 billion ($56.5 billion for transit) earmarked by the Senate. The White House has said it would veto either.