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Trump states and rural areas grab bigger chunk of transportation grant funds

Trump states and rural areas grab bigger chunk of transportation grant funds

McClatchyDC.com
BY DAVID LIGHTMAN AND  BEN WIEDER
JUNE 21, 2019 05:00 AM

WASHINGTON

Twenty-five of the 30 states President Donald Trump won in 2016 have received bigger shares of funding from a federal transportation program that has shifted to favoring rural projects over urban, according to a McClatchy analysis of Department of Transportation data.

The Trump administration is also giving roads a bigger chunk of the award money since President Barack Obama left office.

Grant recipients are getting nearly everything they sought — more than 90 percent of what they requested — in the Trump administration awards. During the Obama years, grant winners got about half of what they requested... FULL ARTICLE

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