WASHINGTON — Congress is expected as early as this week to take up a $446.8 billion appropriations act for fiscal 2010 that would provide more high-speed rail funds than the Obama administration had requested, along with highway and other transportation infrastructure funds and bond-related community development block grants.

Several House and Senate members met in a conference committee late Tuesday night to put together the package, which still requires approval by the full House and Senate.

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