The first version of President Donald Trump’s 2018 fiscal year budget could pose quite the problem for Atlanta’s ambitious public transportation plans.
The budget, which still has to make it through Congress, would put a halt on the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program, which is used by municipalities to receive matching federal dollars on local transit programs. The City of Atlanta was hoping to receive that money to match that raised by the .5 cent MARTA sales tax hike that Atlantans approved in November of last year.
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