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The 'infrastructure' president takes an axe to transit funding

After months of promises to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure, the first official action taken by the Trump administration on the issue is a budget request to eliminate the popular TIGER competitive grant program, cut all funding that helps cities of all sizes build new transit lines, and terminate funding for the long-distance passenger rail lines that rural areas depend on.

It’s a direct assault on smart infrastructure investment that will do damage to cities and towns of all sizes — from the biggest coastal cities down to small rural towns.

Use the form below to send a short letter to your representatives. Tell them that this proposal is a non-starter and appropriators in Congress should start from scratch.


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