Rep. Paul Ryan’s just-released budget would limit expenditures from the Highway Trust Fund to the dwindling revenues generated by the federal gasoline tax, but give states increased flexibility to pay for their highway projects, perhaps through keeping and spending the gas taxes collected in their state instead of sending them to Washington. The plan amounts to a decentralization of transportation funding, a suggestion that will be supported by few national transportation advocates. Ryan’s budget also calls for eliminating funding for Amtrak and reducing the amount of money that is given to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Ryan Budget Proposal Advocates Cuts
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