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trump budget wants to cut long-distance amtrak funding

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trump budget wants to cut long-distance amtrak funding

president trump’s budget wants to slash funding to amtrak — even as the commander-in-chief harps on the need for rail investment. the white house budget released monday proposes halving grants to amtrak by half, which would bring funding to about $738 million in the fiscal year that starts in october. the federal government subsidizes long-term service for the passenger rail line, which stood at about $1.49 billion in the current budget. potential cuts to amtrak come amid a rash of deadly crashes, including one last week that killed two of the company’s employees.wife of amtrak conductor killed in collision files lawsuit trump’s budget notes certain lines — notably the northeast corridor, running from washington, d.c., to boston — have been financially succ...