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Trump administration proposes billions in transportation cuts — and new spending

Trump administration proposes billions in transportation cuts — and new spending

The Washington Post
By Michael Laris
Feb. 10, 2020 at 6:25 p.m. CST

The Trump administration on Monday proposed cutting billions in discretionary spending in next year’s Department of Transportation budget, while also calling for broad increases in spending over the next decade, a disconnect that left some in Congress and outside groups struggling to interpret the administration’s intentions.

The proposed budget cuts discretionary spending by 13 percent, including deep reductions in spending on Amtrak and airport grants. It also cuts more than $2 billion in highway infrastructure funds and more than $500 million in transit grants.

At the same time, the administration presented what it called a “historic 10-year, $810 billion reauthorization of surface transportation programs,” which would cover highways, transit rail and other programs... FULL ARTICLE

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