DOT Budget Undermines Trump’s $1T Infrastructure Promise

Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 8:07 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump’s proposed 13 percent cut in funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation guts a variety of transit and other programs, raising questions about his promise to deliver a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan, experts say, in an opening salvo in what’s likely to be a pitched political battle over road, highway and airport upgrades.

The DOT’s funding would be slashed by $2.4 billion, or 13 percent, down to $16.2 billion under a 2018 budget blueprint unveiled Thursday by the White House, cutting mass transit investment...
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