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WASHINGTON -- A new report shows that America's families are increasingly spending more of their family income on transportation costs. This comes as the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Treasury is poised to slash funding for affordable transportation options and to steer more money into car-only projects.
The Subcommittee proposal would dramatically hinder community efforts to provide transportation options and would lead to greater auto dependency. The House proposal cuts funding for "reverse commute" programs that enable inner-city workers to get to jobs in the suburbs by 40 percent. The proposal also begins the …