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Trump proposes massive cuts to transit, Amtrak

(Source: Streetsblog USA, March 11, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump Administration wants to cut funding for new transit projects by 39 percent and slash funding for Amtrak by 23 percent — even as it raises highway spending — the preliminary 2020 budget reveals. Amtrak funding would be slashed under this budget, by about $455 million or 23 percent. The budget calls for eliminating long-distance train service and replacing it with buses, an idea the White House floated, unsuccessfully, in its 2019 budget as well.

Full story: Streetsblog USA

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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