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Trump budget proposes 13 percent cut to Transportation Dept

Trump budget proposes 13 percent cut to Transportation Dept

The Hill
BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY AND … - 03/16/17 08:29 AM EDT

The Department of Transportation (DOT) faces a $2.4 billion cut under President Trump's proposed federal budget blueprint — a surprising figure given Trump's pledges to improve U.S. infrastructure.

The department's funding would be cut by 13 percent, to $16.2 billion, according to the proposal released early Thursday.

"The Budget request reflects a streamlined DOT that is focused on performing vital Federal safety oversight functions and investing in nationally and regionally significant transportation infrastructure projects," the budget document says.

"The Budget reduces or eliminates programs that are either inefficient, duplicative of other Federal efforts, or that involve activities that are better delivered by States, localities, or the private sector." FULL ARTICLE

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