WASHINGTON — Another extension of federal transportation programs beyond the end of this year is highly possible, a congressional aide and transportation industry sources said at a conference here yesterday.

Some have suggested that Congress, during a lame-duck session between the November elections and the January start of the new session, could approve a multi-year bill reauthorizing federal transportation programs, Jim Kolb, staff director for the House Transportation Committee said on a panel at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.

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