Senate Appropriations Committee members are expected Thursday to vote on transportation funding as part of a second economic stimulus package, Peter Rogoff, staff director of the committee's transportation panel told airport executives meeting here yesterday.

Highway provisions in the package - the supplemental appropriations bill for fiscal 2009 - may total more than $5 billion and as much as $8 billion or $9 billion of about $60 billion in the overall measure, according to a source familiar with the legislation who did not want to be identified.

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