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Transportation Advocates to Trump: Where's the Money?

Transportation Advocates to Trump: Where's the Money?

The president's budget proposal has many in the industry worried that he might break his promise to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure.

Governing.com
BY DANIEL C. VOCK | MARCH 27, 2017

One of President Trump's most popular promises has been his oft-repeated pledge to spend $1 trillion in infrastructure improvements. While he has never given much detail about how he’d do that, the idea was enough to give hope to local officials, state highway departments and transit agencies.

But those hopes are beginning to dim.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration released a budget outline that called for cutting funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation by 12.7 percent. The new president also proposed eliminating popular programs, such as competitive TIGER grants, which are used to build large, intermodal projects, and New Starts, which funds transit construction... FULL ARTICLE

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