Jim Watts

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Virginia Opens $950 Million I-95 P3 Lanes
December 17, 2014 Private investors will begin collecting tolls soon on new interstate express lanes in Virginia built and operated under a P3...

Moody's Changes Outlook on Airport Sector To Positive
December 16, 2014 Moody's raises its outlook for U.S. airports to positive as economic growth boosts passenger loads.

Crude Price Drop Revives Hopes for Gas Tax Increase
December 11, 2014 Falling crude prices may make an increase in the federal gasoline tax more politically palatable.

Transportation Spending Needs $63 Billion/Year Boost
December 9, 2014 Governments should invest $163 billion a year in infrastructure to keep pace with growing transportation needs, new study finds.

Maryland Delays $2.5 Billion Purple Line P3 Bids
December 8, 2014 Maryland will delay bidding for two months on its $2.45 billion Purple Line P3 project so new governor can review.

Modest Growth Seen in Transportation Spending
December 5, 2014 Transportation infrastructure construction will grow slightly faster than the rest of the economy in 2015, according to...

Water Utilities Face Funding Challenges
December 2, 2014 Local water utility executives say they face funding pressures in upgrading treatment systems with limited financial resources.

Oregon DOT Warns Of Infrastructure Funding Gap
December 1, 2014 Oregon must invest more in its transportation needs or face bigger bills down the road, Oregon DOT says.

Pennsylvania Seeks Partners for P3 Bus Project
November 26, 2014 Pennsylvania is seeking qualified companies to join a public-private partnership to fund and operate transit bus natural...

Brookings: Increased Freight Funding Vital To Economy
November 25, 2014 Upgrading regional freight infrastructure would provide economic benefits, according to report from Brookings and JPMorgan...

As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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