State Transportation Department officials are anxiously awaiting the new federal Transportation Bill that could mean a lot more money for the state’s roads over the next six years. The U.S. House has passed a new federal highway bill with a price tag of $275-Billion over six years. The Senate’s version passed a few weeks ago is higher – $318-Billion. MoDOT spokesperson Kathy White says either amount would help Missouri. But the bill could run into a snag as President Bush has threatened to veto anything over $256-Billion. White hopes this won’t derail the money that could be headed the state’s way. White says the Department has not put together a wish list of things it will do with the possible extra money because it’s only a possibility at this point.
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