States, Localities Must Spend Over 1/3 More for 20 Years for Roads
Road report sees need for additional annual transportation capital spending to resolve growing infrastructure backlog.  more »
Billions of dollars of additional transportation infrastructure spending needed each year, DOT says.
VP-elect Mike Pence promises new Trump administration will propose an infrastructure bill that would fund large projects. more »
A coalition of more than 60 muni advocates will work to uphold President-elect Donald Trump’s support for the muni exemption, the U.S. Conference of Mayors said this week. more »
Chicago will collaborate with federal officials to secure a $1 billion low-interest loan for Union Station upgrade. more »
The Trump administration's seeming enthusiasm for investment in public infrastructure has breathed new life into discussions of the topic, Bracewell practitioners Charles Almond and George Felcyn write in a commentary. more »
A cybersecurity scare at a public power utility in Vermont has some municipal market participants thinking about how an attack could affect the nation's utility bond issuers. more »
Thirty-nine of 40 large infrastructure projects with significant economic paybacks face funding challenges. more »
President-elect Trump has a “bold new vision” for infrastructure financing, according to Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao. more »
State and local groups told members of Congress that tax-exempt bonds are the cornerstone of infrastructure financing, as the lawmakers consider how to increase spending on roads and bridges as well as tax reforms that could entail restrictions on tax exemption. more »
San Francisco voters will be asked to approve a $350 million bond to repair its fragile seawall, which experts believe needs a multi-billion dollar investment. more »
A bipartisan trio of lawmakers wants to fund infrastructure with revenues from international tax reform. more »
A federal judge denied a request by two Florida counties for additional documents about public financing for the All Aboard Florida private passenger train project, moving their lawsuits closer to a ruling on dismissal. more »
Chicago receives $1.1 billion of federal rail grants in final days of Obama administration. more »
Extending a temporary sales tax to keep Arkansas roads in good shape preferred by voters in new statewide funding study. more »

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