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Phoenix Voters Approve $31.7B Transportation Plan
Phoenix voters have approved a $31.7 billion transportation plan funded by an increase in a dedicated sales tax.
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State lawmakers have authorized more than $8 billion of new road bonds in 2015, with billions more of new revenues up to the voters in fall elections. more »
Transportation advocates target 16 members of key House committees with radio ads for multiyear highway and transit funding. more »
Virginia's proposed $2.1 billion project to reduce congestion on Interstate 66 can go ahead as a public-private partnership. more »
When Congress returns to Washington in September, members will have to address a number of important fiscal issues in a short amount of time. more »
Colorado may have to cut highway funding so it can issue tax refunds triggered by the state's TABOR law. more »
Two Maryland counties have committed another $60 million to help fund the proposed $2 billion Purple Line P3 light-rail project. more »
The political bickering that litters the New York-area transportation funding landscape raises doubts about big projects such as the LaGuardian Airport renovation and Hudson River train tunnels. more »
Senate's multiyear transportation funding bill loosens restrictions on tolling of existing lanes of interstate highways. more »
A $211 million, 35-year low-interest federal loan is the final piece of the funding plan for a Delaware toll road more »
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met Tuesday with federal transportation officials about funding for a long-stalled Hudson River rail tunnel that would connect his state to New York City. more »
Gas prices fell in Washington State despite a 7 cent per gallon increase in the state gasoline tax, AAA said. more »
Nicole Gelinas, senior fellow for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, talks with Bond Buyer senior Northeast reporter Paul Burton about New York regional transit, including a new LaGuardia Airport, the MTA capital plan and prospects for new Hudson River tunnels. more »
Smaller seaports may find it difficult to fund the facilities needed to compete with rivals that can accommodate larger cargo ships. more »

A budget compromise this year to reduce sequester cuts seems unlikely, and agencies like the Defense Department have fewer opportunities to reduce the impact of spending cuts.

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