A new private activity bond will fund construction of tolled express lanes near Washington, DC. Toll revenues on similar bonds have been strong and rating services affirmed BBB ratings on outstanding issuance.
Production of new MBS and ABS fell in almost every category during the first quarter of 2019, but several markets showed rebounding volume in March, a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis shows. Preliminary estimates indicate that a total of $310.04 billion of MBS and ABS was issued in the first three months of 2019, a 10.3% decline from the previous three-month period. It marked the softest quarter in new issuance since the April-June cycle ... [Includes three data charts]