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Bills: States Would Apply Some Federal Road Funds Locally
Measures in the House and Senate would set aside for local projects a portion of states’ federal highway funding.
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The Central Florida Expressway Authority won a 1.23% interest rate on a 35-year TIFIA loan Wednesday, the program's lowest-ever long-term rate, a federal transportation official said. more »
States have postponed scores of road projects over concerns that federal funding will be delayed during the summer construction season. more »
States have postponed scores of road projects over concerns that federal funding will be delayed during the summer construction season. more »
Mayors will unleash a coast-to-coast political push for a significant increase in federal transportation funding. more »
A subsea traffic tunnel below Chesapeake Bay has been pushed ahead to take advantage of low interest rates. more »
A House bill would stop federal funding for public transit and bike paths to protect solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. more »
Another short-term fix of the Highway Trust Fund is likely as Congress struggles with how to pay for a multiyear transportation measure. more »
Water utility executives from 47 states stormed Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to repeal a ban on the use of tax-exempt bonds for projects already benefiting from certain federal assistance. more »
Airport capital needs will total $75.7 billion through 2019 to keep pace with increases in passenger and cargo loads. more »
State and local officials see chaos ahead for highway funding if Congress doesn't quickly pass a long-term transportation bill. more »
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and two fellow Democrats have introduced a bill that would provide $50 million in federal grants for each of fiscal years 2015-2019 to help states, local communities, and tribal governments upgrade their water and wastewater infrastructure systems. more »
The Arizona Department of Transportation can begin acquiring right-of-way for the 22-mile-long Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway after the Federal Highway Administration issued its record of decision approving the project. more »
A federal ruling against states may set a precedent for risky local spending on broadband, credit analysts said. more »

Some local governments may require extraordinary financial assistance from the Commonwealth, adding to pressure on its general obligations.

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