Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Awards

By Ed Shugert / El Paso Times Staff

Inner Loop project kudos: The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority’s plan for $233.4 million in pass-through toll transportation revenue bonds has been named a winner in the Southwest Region for the Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Awards.

The bonds to finance accelerated expansion of roadways near an expanding Fort Bliss were nominated by the publication’s editors in the small issuer category in its seventh annual awards list.

The Inner Loop project includes a 7.4-mile, elevated roadway expected to cost about $268 million and be completed in the last quarter of 2011.