Transportation Department Faces Cuts Under Trump Budget

The Hill discusses President Trump’s proposed budget in terms of transportation with Marc Scribner.

Funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and a number of popular transportation programs would be slashed under President Trump’s budget request.

The fiscal 2018 budget proposal, released by the White House on Tuesday, would cut the DOT’s discretionary budget by nearly 13 percent, to $16.2 billion.

“The White House budget makes a number of strong recommendations on transportation policy,” said Marc Scribner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“The administration deserves credit for embracing bipartisan reform proposals. It is now up to members of Congress to put aside their partisan differences and support these reforms that many of our peer countries have already adopted and have long been championed by informed members of both major U.S. political parties.”

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