Top Dems Want Promised Road Funding in Budget Extension
Ranking Democrats on House Transportation Committee seek full road funding boost promised for 2017.  more »
Failing to provide promised boost to federal transportation funding in 2017 will hobble states, lawmakers warn.
Industry experts see federal transportation policy shifting toward more private investments in public projects. more »
President-elect Trump has named former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as his secretary of transportation. more »
WASHINGTON – Capping the tax exemption for municipal bonds over a nine-year period would have cost state and local governments roughly $175 billion in additional borrowing costs, while a full repeal would have cost them nearly $500 billion more, state and local officials warned Tuesday. more »
Federal judge continues to block Maryland’s $5.6 billion Purple Line P3 rail project over ridership worries. more »
Lawmakers skeptical of tax credits and private investments want details of Trump’s infrastructure proposal. more »
State legislators and highway officials will grapple with transportation funding proposals in 2017. more »
State highway officials warn that Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal ignores Highway Trust Fund woes. more »
Trump’s plan is seen by finance professionals as an effort to attract private capital to infrastructure projects. more »
Self-driving vehicles could be the ticket for replacing the fuel tax as the main road funding mechanism, accord to transportation experts. more »
DALLAS -- U.S. economic performance next year is expected to be tepid or about the same as 2016, according to respondents of the Fitch Live Market Survey on Thursday. more »
A $338.5 million federal loan is part of the funding package for a subsea road tunnel project in Virginia. more »
Transit advocates want Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to drop search for high-tech ways to unclog congestion. more »
President-elect Donald Trump’s ambitious infrastructure plan and proposed widespread tax cuts will require issuers to adjust to a changing economic climate to maintain credit stability, S&P Global Ratings said Monday. more »

Climate Bonds Initiative CEO Sean Kidney, in a spirited chat from London with northeast regional editor Paul Burton, charts the landscape for the U.S. municipal green bond issuance.

Here are some of the key "known unknowns" — factors that are likely to affect valuations and creditworthiness and functioning in the state and local finance sector — as the Trump Administration and Congress sort them out.

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