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Trump administration spending on infrastructure goes more to rural areas

Trump administration spending on infrastructure goes more to rural areas

DAILY REPORTER
By: ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press  
April 13, 2018 9:56 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget about bike-share stations in Chicago or pedestrian walkways in Oakland. That’s so Obama.

In the Trump administration, a popular $500 million transportation-grant program is aimed more at projects in rural parts of the country that turned out for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. That means more road and rail projects in GOP strongholds such as Idaho, North Dakota, and Oklahoma, and fewer “greenways,” ”complete streets” and bike lanes.

The latest round of these grants has nothing for New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago. Money in those Democrat-heavy states went instead to projects in Trump-friendly places. Spending has been on work like repainting a bridge in New York’s North Country, contributing to a highway project in Modesto, California, and improving an interstate highway in southern Illinois... FULL ARTICLE

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