Budgets & Funding

Out of the Dark and Into the Light: Detroit's Emergence
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Out of the Dark and Into the Light: Detroit's Emergence

Little by little, the city's infrastructure managers are reversing the effects of... More

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FREE: Creative Ways to Finance Public Works Projects

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government management worldwide. The group partnered with the Government Finance Officers Association to provide a comprehensive overview of financing options that complement the municipal bond. More

President Trump's First Five Transportation Tests
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President Trump's First Five Transportation Tests

One challenge is figuring out how to come up with $1 trillion to support... More

Nine Fuel Tax Changes in 2017
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Nine Fuel Tax Changes in 2017

As of Jan. 1, drivers in seven states began paying more for gasoline. Drivers in... More

Tags: Roadways
Federal Policy Impedes Road, Bridge Construction
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Federal Policy Impedes Road, Bridge Construction

The U.S. highway program allows tolls only on new roads, not ones already built.... More

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March 2017: Intro to Bond Financing Online Course

For more than a century, cities, counties, states, and special districts have issued bonds to pay for new and/or improved roads and bridges and drinking water and sewer systems. Learn what needs to be done to build or expand infrastructure networks that drive economic growth. More

Tags: Finance, Planning
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Federal Water Funding is BACK, Baby!

On Dec. 16, President Obama signed legislation that returns federal funding for the nation's waterways to an every-other-year process. The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) is now called the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act. More

Tags: Water, Wastewater
Democrats Try to Cash In On Trump's Support for Infrastructure
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Democrats Try to Cash In On Trump's Support for Infrastructure

At least five spending bills have been proposed to shore up the state's road and... More

Researchers: We Can Lower Regulatory Compliance Costs
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Researchers: We Can Lower Regulatory Compliance Costs

No government agency likes to raise rates, but rural wastewater utilities are... More

Fixing the Trump Infrastructure Plan
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Fixing the Trump Infrastructure Plan

Trump's plan to fix infrastructure has drawn its share of critics, here's one... More

Tags: Finance
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