President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2019 would leave cities and states on the hook for billions of dollars in spending on public transportation projects that are already underway.
The $4.4 trillion budget proposal rolled out this week would cut several grant programs funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), an office within the Department of Transportation that issues grants to localities in need of funding for massive transit projects they might not otherwise be able to afford.
The proposal comes at the same time the administration released a plan to spend about $200 billion on infrastructure projects. But observers who follow transportation funding say that plan, combined with a budget that cuts back so much on other infrastructure projects, means the administration has effectively offered little new spending at all.
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