With deep cuts in transit and Amtrak funding, the House GOP transportation plan has been widely criticized.
But, the President’s plan isn’t much better. It proposes 5-year, $336 billion spending plan for highway programs — a whopping 48% increase over SAFETEA-LU.
This begs the question: which is worse? The plan that cuts transit while holding the line on highway projects, or the plan that retains transit funding while massively expanding highways?
(And yeah, I get that there is a backlog of highway maintenance…but a big portion of the last stimulus went to highway expansion.)
Here is a table comparing the House and President’s budget — judge for yourself. Keep in mind that the final outcome will likely be the worst of both plans.