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Trump cuts would threaten $38B in transportation projects: report

Trump cuts would threaten $38B in transportation projects: report

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA - 04/26/17 12:57 PM EDT 

Transit advocates are sounding the alarm over the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts, saying they would jeopardize $38 billion worth of planned public transportation projects.

The administration, which is working on a $1 trillion infrastructure package, has floated a $2.4 billion cut — or 13 percent — to the Department of Transportation.

The spending blueprint also would limit funding for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment program, the Essential Air Service program and federal support for long-distance Amtrak trains.

The proposal, if enacted, would threaten 800,000 construction and related jobs associated with transit projects that are currently in the pipeline, including 300,000 longer-term jobs associated with economic productivity, according to a report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Economic Development Research Group... FULL ARTICLE

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