MDOT's Bonding Information
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.
- State Trunkline Fund Bonds
Date Rated Moody's S&P Fitch April 2015 N/A N/A AA October 2015 Aa2 AA+ N/A
Fitch affirmed the AA rating on the STF series 2004 bonds in March of 2019.
- 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
Fitch affirmed the AA rating on the CTF series 2009 bonds in March of 2019.
S&P affirmed ratings during October 2018.
- Grant Anticipation Bonds
Date Rated Moody's S&P Fitch July 2016 A2 AA N/A
S&P affirmed July 2016 ratings during September 2017.
Reports and Policies
Financial Operations Division
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48909