WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined three other mayors of metropolitan cities at a Senate Banking Committee hearing yesterday to push for more federal funding for transportation infrastructure, warning that state and local governments can no longer shoulder the costs alone.

Bloomberg, along with Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor John Peyton,and Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Mark Funkhouser, said a national infrastructure bank would be one way to help with the estimated $1.6 trillion needed over the next five years to maintain current infrastructure.

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