DALLAS -- Congress is on the road to another short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund to keep infrastructure projects going this summer as lawmakers struggle over how to pay for a multiyear transportation bill, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said at an industry forum on Thursday.

Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, said he is hopeful a long-term bill can get through Congress before the current 10-month, $11 billion HTF patch expires on May 31, but that lack of a funding consensus makes quick passage of a multiyear plan almost impossible.

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