Jim Watts

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Researchers Probe Outlook For High-Speed Rail
April 22, 2014 Researchers at three universities are looking into the development and future vision for high-speed rail in the United States.

Group Plans Shelter Bond Re-Do
April 22, 2014 An Oklahoma group seeking $500 million of state bonds for school storm shelters will begin a new petition drive in May.

Highway Fund Will Fall Short in FY-2015 Under Obama Plan, CBO Warns
April 21, 2014 The Highway Trust Fund will not be able to meet obligations for highway and transit projects in fiscal 2015 under President...

Dulles Rail Bond Sale Set for May
April 17, 2014 Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority will complete funding of a rail line to Dulles International Airport with May's...

DOT's Foxx Take Highway Funding Fight On The Road
April 16, 2014 Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is barnstorming across eight states to warn that road projects may be halted if Congress...

Lawmakers Push Bond Bank For Road Work
April 15, 2014 A bipartisan group in Congress wants to fund transportation projects with an infrastructure bond bank supported by revenue...

Rahall Blasts Transportation Proposals in Ryan's GOP FY-2015 Budget Resolution
April 3, 2014 Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed fiscal 2015 budget "takes a bipartisan jackhammer" to transportation funding, said Rep. Nick Rahall,...

Corporate Group Pushes For Infrastructure Investment
March 31, 2014 Major U. S. corporations are calling on Congress to increase transportation infrastructure funding in the next highway bill.

Boxer Wants Committee to Vote on Highway Funding Bill in April
March 27, 2014 Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Thursday said she expects the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will be able to...

Congress Prodded On Highway Bill
March 26, 2014 Grassroots pressure is building on Congress to pass a transportation funding bill this summer and prevent a halt in...




A recent phenomenon is the emergence of bonds with shorter call protection as funding alternatives for municipalities. However, the shorter call protection also dampens the potential upside for investors, which in turn reduces the price they are willing to pay.

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