Senate transportation leaders are pushing for a six-month extension of programs that provide funding to states and metropolitan areas for highways, bridges, and other surface transportation projects, Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., told officials gathered in California over the weekend.

But House Transportation Committee chairman James L. Oberstar, D-Minn., is “not working on a six-month extension” and may continue to push for an extension only through the end of this year, his spokesman said yesterday.

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