Transportation Grants Promote High-Tech Gridlock Solutions
Technology-driven transportation projects will be funded with $15 million of new federal Smart Cities grants.  more »
Self-driving cars may be high-tech solution to highway congestion.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a continuing resolution that contains $170 million for Flint, Mich. and would keep the federal government running through Dec. 9, preventing a government shutdown on Oct. 1. more »
Infrastructure projects in the U.S. are plagued by long pre-construction periods, an under-utilization of the public-private partnership financing model, and an inability to both gain support and access capital, a panel of market participants said this week. more »
A group of Democrats and Obama administration officials are urging the Republican-led Congress to include Flint aid in either the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 or the government spending measure that must be passed by the end of the week to avoid a government shutdown. more »
Report from GAO finds states challenged by need to fund bridge projects from limited resources. more »
Regardless of which candidate takes the oath of office next January, improving our country’s infrastructure will be on the next president’s agenda. more »
Planners for a 10-county region around Nashville have approved a 25-year, $6 billion transit program. more »
A bill introduced in the Senate Thursday by three New England Democrats would create a federal green bank in order to attract larger private investments in clean energy and energy efficient projects. more »
Oregon’s road user task force wants state lawmakers to expand its existing vehicle-miles-traveled fee system. more »
West Virginia will lose $85 million of revenues per year if tolls are removed from state’s turnpike in 2019. more »
The Baltimore City Council on Monday approved a $660 million bond deal to transform the Port Covington neighborhood, making it the largest tax increment financing district in city’s history. more »
Arkansas will study whether tolled lanes are the best way to finance a 14-mile segment of a new interstate highway. more »
Green municipal bond issuance increased by almost half in 2015, with water infrastructure making up the biggest chunk of the bond sales, according to a new report. more »
Federal budget gridlock could freeze state highway aid at fiscal 2016 levels until after the presidential election. more »

Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, in an in-depth chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton, explains how the state can rebound through infrastructure. He also talks about his push to require investment firms to reveal public pension fees, lessons learned from the 38 Studios debacle, and his teaching days in post-Katrina Louisiana early in his career.

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