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Senate committee OKs 8th short-term extension of the highway bill

Posted By Equipment World Staff On September 13, 2011 @ 11:18 pm In Construction News,Uncategorized | No Comments

A Senate committee approved on Sept. 8 a short-term extension of the highway spending bill that authorizes Congress to collect the federal gas tax, according to a report in The Hill. [1]

The measure is an eighth extension of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) that was expired in 2009.

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[1] The Hill. : http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/highways-bridges-and-roads/180311-highway-bill-extension-clears-senate-committee

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