Transportation executives, civil engineers and business groups are opposing an effort by the White House to delay a vote on legislation that would fund highway construction. Postponing the legislation could cause the nation's infrastructure problems to worsen, they say. A Senate committee recently voted to extend the current federal highway program for 18 months, a move supported by the Obama administration. Meanwhile Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has introduced legislation that would give the Highway Trust Fund a $26.8 billion infusion.
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