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Trump budget proposes again to cut federal funding for Amtrak in half, which Congress has rejected

(Source: USA Today, February 12, 2018)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump proposed again in his budget to cut Amtrak subsidies nearly in half despite a series of accidents that led some lawmakers to propose more funding for the passenger railroad. Trump's budget blueprint proposed Monday to cut grants to the national network for Amtrak from nearly $1.2 billion to $538 million for the year that starts Oct. 1. The budget would also cut grants to the Northeast Corridor from $328 million to $200 million.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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