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Bond Financing for Transportation Programs
MDOT 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.
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. When conditions arise, refinancing existing debt with lower interest rates increases the funding available to carry out the department's other priorities.
|Current as of August 2021||Aa2||AA+||N/A|
|Current as of April 2015||N/A||N/A||AA|
S&P affirmed the AA+ rating on STF bonds outstanding in August 2021.
Fitch affirmed the AA rating on the STF series 2004 bonds in March of 2019.
|Current as of April 2015||NA||N/A||AA|
|Current as of June/July 2015||Aa2||AA+||N/A|
Fitch affirmed the AA rating on the CTF series 2009 bonds in March of 2019. S&P affirmed ratings during Oct. 2018.
|Current as of July 2016||A2||AA||N/A|
S&P affirmed July 2016 ratings during September 2017.