DALLAS — Moody's Investors Service has raised its outlook on the U.S. toll road sector to stable from negative for the first time in five years, as traffic continues at a slow but steady recovery along with the strengthening economy.

Toll road traffic is up this year by about 1% from 2012 and is expected to continue at a 1.5% rate in 2014, Moody's said in a report released Wednesday.

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