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Trump Administration's Proposed Transit Budget Cuts 

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May & June Editorials/Commentary
April & March Editorials/Commentary
  • The New York Times - Think New York Transit Is Bad? Just Wait (April 11, 2017)
  • The New York Times - Don the Builder Toys With a Promise (April 11, 2017)
  • The Washington Post - The Purple Line is fading to black (April 5, 2017)​
  • East Bay Times Opinion: Trump budget cataclysmic for BART and other transportation projects (March 21, 2017)
April & March Letters
April Articles
  • Phoenix Business Journal​Valley Metro CEO: Federal cuts threaten light rail, trolley projects (April 27, 2017)
  • Standard Examiner - Federal officials delay grant for Caltrain upgrade (April 22, 2017)
  • The Topeka Capital JournalTrump’s budget would end Amtrak service in Topeka, other Kansas cities (April 15, 2017)
  • Travel + Leasure220 Cities Could Lose Train Service Under Trump Budget Proposal (April 11, 2017)
  • Plan Philly - ​What would Trump's budget mean for Philadelphia transit? (April 10, 2017)
  • The New York TimesTrump Cuts Leave Bridge and Rail Projects Hanging (April 5, 2017)
  • The New York Times Trump Budget Leaves New York-Area Transit Projects Up in the Air (April 3, 2017)
March Articles
  • The Washington Post - Maryland official: Purple Line on schedule despite lawsuit delays, but questions remain (March 30, 2017)
  • Streetsblog USA - Trump Moves to Immediately Gut Transit Expansion and TIGER Funding (March 30, 2017)
  • Augusta Free Press - Virginia Transit Association calls for bipartisan support of transit funding (March 30, 2017)
  • Chicago Tribune - Trump 'skinny budget' would starve Chicago transit, City of New Orleans train: officials (March 28, 2017)
  • KSHB Kansas City - With federal transportation grants on the chopping block, KC Streetcar could face major setbacks (March 28, 2017)
  • Capitol View -Transit backers warn of metro bus cutbacks (March 27, 2017)
  • The IndependentDonald Trump may scrap U.S. rail network funding and kill popular transcontinental routes (March 24, 2017)
  • The Arizona Republic - Trump budget could stall Tempe streetcar project (March 21, 2107)
  • The Daily Californian - Proposed federal transportation budget could result in discontinued BART expansion projects (March 21, 2017)
  • ABC 7 News California - BART CONCERNED ABOUT TRUMP BUDGET IMPACT (March 21, 2017)
  • Crains Chicago Business - Chicago officials shudder at Trump budget (March 21, 2017)
  • Clean Technica - Donald Trump Keeps Rolling Backwards: Cuts US Commitment To Transit That’s Already Underfunded (March 21, 2107)
  • New Mexico Political Report - Berry admin not worried, but federal funds for ART not set in stone (March 21, 2017)
  • Standard Examiner - Trump's proposed budget cuts put Ogden's Bus Rapid Transit corridor at risk (March 21, 2017)
  • The Washington Post - Trump budget blueprint doesn’t bode well for Metro, Sen. Tim Kaine warns (March 21, 2017)
  • KPLC- SWLA human services transportation facing cuts (March 20, 2017)
  • Washington Examiner - A conservative approach that Trump and Congress should take to transportation and infrastructure spending (March 20, 2017)
  • Metro Magazine​ ​- Calif. transit leaders denounce Trump's crippling cuts to transportation (March 20, 2017)
  • thesource.metro.net - How We Roll, March 20: have you found what you’re looking for? (March 20, 2017)
  • The New York Times - Trump the Builder? Budget Blueprint Puts His Promises on Infrastructure in Doubt (March 17)
  • The Washington Post - Here are 16 big transit projects that could be out of luck under the Trump budget (March 17, 2017)
  • Railway Track & Structures - Passenger advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled (March 17, 2017) 
  • Railway Gazette - Trump proposes dramatic cuts to Amtrak operations and capital project grants (March 17, 2017)
  • Progressive Railroading Public transportation supporters blast Trump's budget (March 17, 2017)
  • CNN.com International Trump has promised big spending on infrastructure. His budget cuts it (March 16)
  • The Transport Politic - Trump’s budget hits transit hard (March 16, 2017)
  • Metro Magazine - Trump's 'Skinny Budget' cuts U.S. DOT funding by $2.4B (March 16, 2017)
  • The Sacramento Bee - Proposed Trump budget slices needed federal funding for Sacramento streetcars (March 16, 2017)
  • MassTransitmag.com CA: Proposed Trump Budget Slices Needed Federal Funding for Sacramento Streetcar (March 16, 2017)
  • The Seattle Times - Puget Sound transit projects would lose big under Trump budget (March 16, 2017)
  • WABE 90.1​ - Atlanta Transit Plans At Risk Under Trump’s Budget Proposal (March 16, 2017)
  • Money.cnn.com - Why Trump should make public transit his moonshot  (March 6, 2017)
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