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Trump budget proposal would cut Amtrak funding, boost infrastructure spending

(Source: Reuters, February 10, 2020)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House budget released on Monday proposed cutting funding for the U.S. government-owned passenger rail carrier Amtrak while calling for a significant hike in infrastructure spending and killing a clean energy auto loan program. The proposal would cut Amtrak funds in fiscal 2021 by more than 50% over 2020 levels. It could cut funds to the congested northeast corridor from $700 million to $325 million and cut long-distance train funds from $1.3 billion to $611 million, then phase out support for Amtrak’s long-distance trains.

Full story: Reuters

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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