Congress passes short-term highway bill

Congress passes short-term highway bill

THE House and Senate passed a short-term extension of the highway bill that lasts through Nov. 20 and includes a three-year extension of the deadline for rail carriers to install positive train control (PTC) technology, now giving them until Dec. 31, 2018.

The House floor action followed the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's markup and approval of its version of a six-year highway bill on Oct. 22 but acknowledged that negotiatio

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