Congress reaches deal on 5-year transportation bill

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2015 file photo, vehicles pass a highway construction site on eastbound Interstate 80 in Sacramento, Calif. The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems _ a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his entire administration to achieve. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation’s aging and congested highways and transit systems — a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his administration to achieve.

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