WASHINGTON — The outlook for U.S. toll roads is negative for the fifth consecutive year, according to a Moody's Investors Service analysis of expectations for the sector over the next 12-18 months.

Despite "stabilizing traffic trends" that many industry analysts have observed and predicted as the country fights its way back from the Great Recession, the Moody's concludes in a report issued Wednesday that the sector does not warrant a move to a stable outlook.

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