Last night, the Trump Administration released its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Under this proposal, the Federal Transit Administration will see deep cuts and the elimination of important transit grant programs including the Small Starts Program and the TIGER Grant Program. The proposal will also cut funding for Amtrak rail service.
Washington State has benefited tremendously from these programs. Recent projects such as the Angle Lake light rail extension, Tacoma Link expansion and the Mukilteo Multi-modal Ferry Terminal, all received TIGER funding. The proposed budget will significantly impact regional rail, bus rapid transit and other important transit projects from Seattle to Spokane.
Please contact your and urge them to stand up for our transportation infrastructure that keeps our region moving forward. We will be working with regional and federal partners to stop these drastic cuts.