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Transit fares surprisingly well in House spending bill

With Donald Trump in the White House and unified Republican control of Congress, it’s an uncertain time for American transit agencies.

The president’s budget proposals have called for dramatically slashing federal transit funding, and his DOT has been slow to release transit grants that were supposed to be done deals, threatening projects all over the country.

But even in these circumstances, the budget deal released by the House of Representatives not only keeps transit whole, it actually raises funding. With some hard-right House Republicans refusing to support the package, Democrats were able to secure some spending priorities in return for their votes…Please click here to read Angie Schmitt’s post in StreetsBlog USA. A related story, “Good News! The Federal Spending Bill Won’t Gut Chicago Transit Funding,” is here.

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