Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has affirmed Obama administration plans to release its principles for a multi-year transportation bill within 90 days. Contractors working on projects paid for from the nation's highway trust fund, which has been kept afloat by short-term extensions, are awaiting the bill. Pete Rahn, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, recently told lawmakers that "the entire realm of highway and transit construction means you need a long-term stream of revenues."

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