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Highway bill extension clears Senate committee!


The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, which funds highway programs at current levels through Jan. 31, 2012. It is the eighth extension of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users that expired in 2009.

Transportation interests feared the gas tax would be the next standoff between Democrats and Republican in Congress. Continue reading