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Transportation Grants Promote High-Tech Gridlock Solutions
September 28, 2016 Technology-driven transportation projects will be funded with $15 million of new federal Smart Cities grants.

Bridging the Gap: States Struggle with Bridge Funding Challenges
September 26, 2016 Report from GAO finds states challenged by need to fund bridge projects from limited resources.

Nashville's $6 Billion Transit Plan Advances
September 23, 2016 Planners for a 10-county region around Nashville have approved a 25-year, $6 billion transit program.

Oregon Urged to Expand Road Fee Program
September 22, 2016 Oregonís road user task force wants state lawmakers to expand its existing vehicle-miles-traveled fee system.

Toll Loss Looms for West Virginia Turnpike
September 21, 2016 West Virginia will lose $85 million of revenues per year if tolls are removed from stateís turnpike in 2019.

Arkansas Eyes P3 Tolls for Interstate Segment
September 20, 2016 Arkansas will study whether tolled lanes are the best way to finance a 14-mile segment of a new interstate highway.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Slam Walker's Transportation Budget
September 16, 2016 Wisconsin lawmakers are skeptical of Gov. Scott Walkerís proposed $6.5 billion, two-year transportation budget.

Streetcar Desired: $1 Billion FTA Grant for San Diego Trolley
September 15, 2016 San Diego will build an 11-mile extension of its Blue Line light rail system with a $1 billion federal transit grant.

Game Changer: $200 Billion of Transit Requests to Go to Voters
September 13, 2016 Funding provided by $200 billion of transit initiatives on November ballots would be big investment boost for public...

High Above: Austin Eyes Aerial Tramway Plan
September 9, 2016 Central Texas transportation planning agency is looking into a proposed aerial tramway system in Austin.

Full Speed Ahead: Fed Grants Target Freight Bottlenecks, Buses
September 8, 2016 States are expected to use almost $800 million of new federal grants aimed at smooth freight shipments to leverage another...

Feds Redistribute $2.8 Billion of Unused Road Funds
September 7, 2016 FHWA will reallocate $2.8 billion of unspent federal highway funding to 49 states in fiscal 2016.

Smooth Sailing Seen for U.S. Ports Despite Shipper Bust
September 6, 2016 Freight backlogs are biggest potential setback to U.S. ports from South Korean shipping bankruptcy.

Tennessee Scrambling to Avoid $60 Million Federal Road Cut
September 2, 2016 Tennessee officials hope to avoid a $60 million cut in federal road funding over state's new under-21 DUI law.

Minnesota's Highway Funding Gap Widens to $18 Billion
September 1, 2016 Minnesota highway officials say road conditions will worsen without solution to growing revenue gap.

Feds Fund States' Road Tax Tests
August 31, 2016 States will experiment with alternatives to the gasoline tax using funding from first round of federal grants.

All Aboard: Japan Antes Up $2 Million for Maryland Maglev Study
August 30, 2016 Japan will contribute $2 million to study a $10 billion magnetic levitation rail line between Baltimore and Washington.

Recount: Denham Wants New Vote on California Rail Bonds
August 29, 2016 Congressional critic of California's $9 billion of state bonds for high-speed rail wants to repurpose the funding.

Voters Don't Punish Lawmakers for Gas Tax Increases
August 26, 2016 Almost all the state legislators who voted for a higher state gasoline tax last year won their 2016 primary races, according...

Feds, Maryland A.G. Slam 'Manifest Injustice' of Purple Line Halt
August 25, 2016 Maryland and Federal Transit Administration officials want a federal judge to restore funding for the $5.6 billion Purple Line...


Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, in an in-depth chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton, explains how the state can rebound through infrastructure. He also talks about his push to require investment firms to reveal public pension fees, lessons learned from the 38 Studios debacle, and his teaching days in post-Katrina Louisiana early in his career.

The orders provide some insight into what the Securities and Exchange Commission considers to be a material false or misleading statement in an offering document.

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