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Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission
Standard & Poors, April 2011
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Strong financial risk profile Near-monopoly position Long history of stable growth in traffic revenues Adequate liquidity Lack of toll-setting autonomy Relatively high traffic risk The rating on the Halifax Dartmouth-Bridge Commission (HDBC) primarily reflects Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' opinion of a strong financial risk profile, a near-monopoly position on vehicular traffic with a long history of relatively stable growth in traffic revenues, and adequate liquidity. In our view, partially offsetting these strengths is the commission's lack of toll-setting autonomy and a relatively high level of traffic risk. As of fiscal year-end 2010 (March 31), HDBC continued its long tradition of strong operating performance, and once again maintained a strong financial risk profile. As of March 31, the commission's cash...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Halifax - Dartmouth Bridge Commission,Halifax Regional Municipality
Halifax - Dartmouth Bridge Commission,Halifax Regional Municipality