Welp, Donald Trump has now cut the funds for the Gateway Project and many other upgrades for the Northeast Corridor! What is the matter with him?!
Source please? Because the President doesn't have that authority, and his proposed budget was DOA in Congress.
A quick check of the day's news revealed this article ($900 million slated for Gateway, if approved):
Here you are.
The DOT has withdrawn from the corporation overseeing the Gateway project; That doesn't mean that funding has been eliminated (nor yet approved). Granted, the Trump administration is not seeking to endorse many agreements and obligations made by his predecessor, and there is no doubt much political horse trading yet to come, but it is simply not true that "Trump has now cut the funds for the Gateway Project"
A DOT spokesman elaborated in a statement that the federal agency decided to leave the corporation “as a procedural matter to avoid potential conflicts” and to ensure “there is no appearance of prejudice or partiality in favor of these projects ahead of hundreds of other projects nationwide.” It is not indicative of the federal government’s support of the project, the spokesman said.
“The decision to resign from the Board should not be misinterpreted as any form of decision about the multiple individual projects promoted by the Gateway Development Corporation,” the DOT spokesman said.