Obama to increase transportation funding in 2013; House bill poses deep cuts
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:53 minutes (4.47 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Today, President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed budget for the year 2013. The plan includes both cuts to the Defense Department and the overall federal workforce, and significant investments in education and transportation. Public transit advocates say the funding is desperately needed to fix an aging and inadequate system. But competing bills in the House and Senate lay out different visions of what the country’s transportation system should look like, and who should pay for it. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports from Washington D.C.