BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Transportation projects may become increasingly funded by federal loans, a new crop of fees, and taxes, while private-sector financing may also need to become more inventive, analysts and officials said at a conference here yesterday.

Speakers from both the public and private sectors at The Bond Buyer's Ninth Annual Transportation Finance/P3 Conference said the federal government will have to begin tapping new sources of funding in order to pay for highway, bridge, transit, rail, and aviation programs as Congress devises its next transportation authorization bill. The current law, which relies primarily on gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, expires Sept. 30, 2009.

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