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USDA Opens $10 Billion Rural Infrastructure P3 Fund
The Agriculture Department and CoBank have formed a $10 billion fund to spur private investment in rural public infrastructure.
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Trains are now carrying passengers on the first segment of Washington rail system extension funded with $3 billion of federal loans and toll revenue bonds. more »
Allowing states to toll existing highways as an infrastructure funding option divides transportation industry advocates. more »
Three senators hope to offer an amendment on Senate floor that rejects budget gimmicks and requires passage in 2014 of a longer term transportation funding measure. more »
The ailing Highway Trust Fund needs a long-term answer, not another short-term patch, says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx more »
The $11 billion, 10-month legislative bailout of the Highway Trust Fund adopted overwhelmingly by the House would stymie the best chance for a long-term solution for transportation funding, according to most industry experts. more »
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority will close on about $450 million of debt July 23, most of it in the form of a historic green century bond issuance that DC Water's chief financial officer is crediting with introducing new investors to the large, frequent issuer. more »
President Obama announced a new federal effort to connect local governments with private investor partners in transportation infrastructure projects during his visit Thursday to a shuttered bridge in Delaware. more »
The House adopted a 10-month, $10.8 billion short-term fix for the almost insolvent Highway Trust Fund. more »
Chances for swift passage of a billion bailout of the highway fund rise with Obama's support of the House's temporary fix. more »
An economic study that stresses the value of investments in transportation is part of a weeklong effort by President Obama to get a long-term highway funding bill. more »
The Army Corps of Engineers is developing policies and procedures for a pilot program of partnering with private sector investors on waterway and port projects, a top Corps official told a House subcommittee. more »
House and Senate tax-writing committees approved similar but not identical 10-month, $10.8 billion bailouts of the almost-depleted Highway Trust Fund, with each chairman contending his panel's bill is the most bipartisan measure. more »
The current failure of House and Senate negotiators to find common ground on a short-term fix for the almost-insolvent Highway Trust Fund may not mean the ailing fund won't be patched, transportation experts said Wednesday. more »

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