Bill Could Give $68M for New Utah Highway Projects

Bill Could Give $68M for New Utah Highway Projects

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WASHINGTON, D-C (AP) -- A bill that would give 68 (M)million dollars for new Utah highway projects is being debated today in the U.S. House.

The bill would also give millions for the Wasatch Front mass-transit system.

The House appears poised to pass a 284 (B)billion dollar, six-year surface transportation reauthorization that will meet with White House approval after two years of stalemate.

Utah Representative Jim Matheson says there's a lot of momentum for the bill because this is the number President Bush has indicted he will accept and says everyone knows that we have to get this done.

The bill would clear the way for 23 Utah road improvements, with Matheson having a say over most of it.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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