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Proposed federal budget would cut passenger rail security funding program by 50%

(Source: Dow Jones Newswires, May 25, 2017)

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's 2018 budget would cut transportation security grants that support patrols of so-called soft targets like New York City's Penn Station and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. The Trump administration has proposed cutting by more than half a $100 million grant program that supports security operations at passenger rail transportation sites, $10 million of which funds security at Amtrak. The bulk of the grants in recent years have paid for security measures at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the New York City subway system. NJ Transit also receives funding from the program.

Full story: Fox Business

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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