Public-Sector Consulting

service - Public-sector ConsultingPort authorities, rail authorities, economic development agencies, and other governing and legislative entities value Strategic Rail Finance’s extensive rail-industry knowledge and financial expertise. Our principals are particularly respected at all levels of government for their in-depth understanding of the economics and financing of all phases of rail operations. This combination of competencies, along with a wide network of relationships delivers a high return on investment from limited public sector dollars.

Transportation Project Development

When you want to make smart decisions toward successful developments, Strategic Rail Finance quickly gathers a comprehensive understanding of the project and its surrounding landscape. In addition to expanding your actionable knowledge, we move projects ahead by creating new supportive relationships.

  • Market assessment
  • Shipper interviews
  • Social cost-benefit analysis
  • Facility and service design
  • Class I, II, and III relations
  • Federal government relations
  • Operator due diligence and selection

Project Finance

Strategic Rail Finance moves equally as well in the public and private funding spheres. This dual competence leads to intelligent, innovative combinations, a necessary ingredient for successful funding and operation of transportation developments.

  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Loans
  • USDOT TIGER and CMAQ Grants
  • USDOT TIFIA Loans
  • US Department of Commerce EDA Grants and Loans
  • US Department of Agriculture economic development loans
  • State funding programs
  • Integrated public/private-sector financing solutions