Bush requests $42 billion for DOT in 2008
Feb 12, 2007 9:09 AM
The Bush Administration is requesting $42 billion for 2008 to finance key transportation construction, congestion relief, and safety programs, according to Department of Transportation (DOT) information.
The budget request proposes overall transportation safety funding of $20.3 billion. This amount will fund surface transportation and the aviation safety programs and initiatives. Included in the amount are programs and activities to target areas like motorcycle crashes and drunk driving.
The 2008 budget also requests $175 million to cut traffic congestion by developing commuter traffic information systems, accelerating construction along trade and travel corridors, and helping metropolitan areas test new solutions.
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