Dallas in Line for Bullet Train Station
A new train station in downtown Dallas may be the northern terminal of a 240-mile privately financed high-speed rail line to Houston.
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Work will get under way next year on D.C.'s $54 billion, 25-year transportation plan, including a new bridge over the Anacostia River. more »
While finding new revenue sources for highway improvements is indeed a thorny political issue, analysts at Conning feel that the credit quality of the existing bonds remains sound. more »
While spending on state highways is up, some states are falling further behind on maintenance needs, Reason Foundation says. more »
Agreement on multi-year federal highway bill possible in post-election congressional session, Transportation Secretary Foxx says. more »
More city finance officers reported improved fiscal conditions in fiscal 2014 than in the 29-year history of the National League of Cities' city fiscal conditions survey. However, the cities are still not fully recovered from the economic recession, the NLC said in its report on the survey. more »
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says there is a growing bipartisan consensus in Congress on long-term federal transportation spending. more »
State debt issuance has been below average and is likely to remain restrained in the near future despite the fact that infrastructure needs are large, Standard and Poor's said in a report released Monday. more »
Half the states are trying to minimize the impact of climate change on public infrastructure but others are far behind, the Georgetown Climate Center said. more »
Sen. Barbara Boxer wants action in the House on her proposals to revive the chronically insolvent Highway Trust Fund. more »
Public infrastructure agencies need to aware of the long-term credit risks before issuing 100-year bonds, Moody's warns in new report. more »
Transportation should see slow but steady growth through the remainder of 2014, Fitch said in a new sector outlook released Thursday. more »
Former Financial Industry Regulatory Authority vice chairman Stephen Luparello received $5.34 million of total compensation in 2012 — the highest of any of the individuals in The Bond Buyer's annual survey of the compensation levels at 21 industry, self-regulatory, state and local, and muni related groups. more »
The cost of Maryland's Purple Line rail project has risen to $2.45 billion, up $21 million since September and almost $1.5 billion more than projected in 2007, according to the latest estimate by the Maryland Transit Administration. more »

Americans are suffering the consequences of Congress, governors and legislators across the U.S. pushing the burden of today's costs onto the backs of tomorrow's taxpayers by repeatedly putting off infrastructure repairs and new construction.

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