House and Senate appropriators have reached agreement on a 2004 spending bill that provides a 7% increase for the federal highway program and a smaller boost for the Federal Transit Administration.

Under the conference agreement, reached late on Nov. 12, federal highways would receive $33.8 billion, up 7% from the 2003 appropriation.

The Federal Transit Administration would get $7.3 billion, a 2% increase over 2003.