The few sizable deals in the primary market this week — anchored by a $1.5 billion Texas Transportation Commission highway revenue financing — are expected to draw keen attention amid a summer supply shortage, according to underwriters and traders.

“We need supply,” said Jay Alpert, executive vice president and manager of sales, trading, and underwriting at M.R. Beal & Co. in New York City. “It’s been kind of a flatline, and until we get a real calendar, I don’t see the wheels turning.”

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