Jim Watts

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Short-Term Road Funding Is Dead End: Foxx
March 3, 2015 Funding boost in Obama's $478 billion transportation proposal needed so state agencies can build significant projects, Foxx...

Foxx: Transportation Funding Hinges On Corporate Tax Reform
February 26, 2015 The Obama administration has no Plan B for the revenue that would be needed to support its proposed $478 billion, six-year...

Long-Term Transportation Bill May Not Be Possible By May
February 25, 2015 An increase in the federal gasoline tax is seen as the most viable option for long-term transportation funding at Senate...

Maryland Delays Purple Line P3 Bids Again Over Costs
February 24, 2015 Maryland pushes back bids on its $2.5 billion Purple Line P3 rail project so partners can study how to build it cheaper.

Nearly 300 House Members Push for Multiyear Highway Bill
February 24, 2015 Almost 300 House Democrats and Republicans joined in a letter pushing for passage of a long-term highway bill by May 31.

Texas Bullet Train Optimal Route Proposed by Sponsor
February 23, 2015 Sponsors of a privately funded $10 billion high-speed rail project between Houston and Dallas opt for route with fewest...

Road Funding Measures Moving in Arkansas, Washington Legislatures
February 20, 2015 State lawmakers in Arkansas and Washington state give initial approval to measures that would increase local transportation...

Staffing Pact Clears Way for $3.3 Billion P3 Bridge
February 19, 2015 An agreement on staffing a new customs facility in Detroit removes the final roadblock to a $3.3 billion P3 bridge project.

Connecticut's 30-Year Transportation Plan Tops $100 Billion
February 18, 2015 Connecticut governor proposes 30-year, $100 billion transportation program to modernize state's highway and transit...

Gas Tax Cuts Would Imperil Maryland Transit, Roads
February 17, 2015 Almost $3 billion of potential lost revenue from cuts in Maryland gasoline taxes could cripple spending for major...

The dialogue over tax reform provides an opening for state and local governments to educate members of Congress and their staff about municipal bonds, how they work and what they do.

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