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Trump proposes deep transportation cuts in rural regions that supported him

Trump proposes deep transportation cuts in rural regions that supported him

McClatchy DC
BY CURTIS TATE, LINDSAY WISE AND ANITA KUMAR
McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 16, 2017 9:49am

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump, who has promised to make a $1 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure, has proposed $2.4 billion in cuts to federal transportation programs that fund air and rail service and road and transit projects.

The cuts would disproportionately affect rural communities that voted for him, and the Republican lawmakers who represent those states and districts may oppose the plans.

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