MDOT's Bonding Information

  • Bond Financing for Transportation Programs

    The Michigan Department of Transportation has authority to issue bonds for a variety of transportation programs. Bond financing allows the department to advance projects so users can enjoy the social and economic benefits sooner. Bonding for improvements with a significant useful life spreads the project costs to the users over a longer period of time.
     

    Economic Benefits

    Bond financing allows the department to advance projects and complete them more quickly than with cash financing only. Economic benefits of a project are realized sooner, creating a stimulus to the state's economy. The current bond program takes advantage of historically low interest rates which offsets the inflation cost of delaying projects to future years. Refinancing existing debt with lower interest rates increases the funding available to carry out the department's other priorities.

Bond Programs

  • State Trunkline Fund Bonds
    Date Rated Moody's S&P Fitch
    April 2015 N/A N/A AA
    October 2015 Aa2 AA+ N/A
  • Comprehensive Transportation Fund Bonds
    Date Rated Moody's S&P Fitch
    April 2015 N/A N/A AA
    June/July 2015 Aa2 AA+ N/A
  • Grant Anticipation Bonds
    Date Rated Bond Series Moody's S&P Fitch
    July 2016 Series 2007  A2  AA  N/A
    July 2016  Series 2009B A2  AA  N/A
    July 2016 Series 2016 Refunding A2 AA  N/A
             

    S&P affirmed July 2016 ratings during September 2017.

Contact

  • Michigan Department of Transportation
    Financial Operations Division
    425 West Ottawa Street 
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Phone: 517-373-1527