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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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