Photo Courtesy of Utah Transit Authority House Ways and Means approves severing mass transit from the Highway Trust Fund, which has financed rail and bus projects for 30 years. As action picks up in the House and Senate on differing versions of a multiyear surface transportation bill, House Republicans have sparked a major fight by proposing to cut mass transit's 30-year-long link to Highway Trust Fund financing.After months of false starts, delays and small advances, congressional committees have stepped up the pace on the highway-transit bill. With more than $50 billion a year in construction aid at stake, the bill
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