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Economics & Finance

Fully Informed Decision-Making

Informed decision-making allows you to operate in a dynamic economy while making smart funding and financial decisions. Factors to consider include federal and state allocation uncertainties, a competitive funding environment and a dynamic economic climate. Our multifaceted economic and finance experts can guide and help you deliver successful outcomes.

Creative Solutions to Project Challenges

Our team of economic, finance and grant specialists provide objective, independent analysis to help you make data-driven investment decisions that meet budget objectives, strategic goals and service commitments. Transparency and open communication facilitate understanding and collaboration. You’ll have a clear picture of our key assumptions, data and methods that include funding from private sources such as value capture programs and public-private partnerships. Our process incorporates clients, stakeholders and the public at large.

Strategies for Economic and Financing Success in Multiple Markets

We integrate our unique set of economic tools and approaches with engineering and architecture disciplines to define the right alternatives. From maximizing revenue streams and securing new, dedicated revenue, to navigating constantly changing federal funding and financing opportunities, we have the expertise you need. We’ve helped inform investment decisions for highways, railways, transit, complete streets, ports, airports, hospitals, tunnels, research facilities, and water supply and treatment facilities.

We can help you develop projects that provide the greatest social, economic and environmental benefits.

Economics & Finance Services

Economic Evaluation and Forecasting

Become knowledgeable about your project benefits, economic impacts and investment constraints, and meet long-range objectives with our cutting-edge economic modeling and analysis. Our approach helps you truly engage in performance-based planning and provides objective measures for prioritizing projects and programs.

Financial Planning

Identification and screening of funding and financing strategies for capital, operating and maintenance costs. We provide financial modeling and impact analyses of various events and scenarios as they relate to annual budgets.

Funding Source Analysis

Assistance and analysis of the availability of new and existing funding sources, from fares to cost allocation policies. We review current sources as well as best practices to enhance funding while maximizing the benefits to internal and external stakeholders.

Grant Preparation and Support

We have developed a successful approach for preparing grant applications, including strategy, evaluation and positioning for federal and state grant and loan opportunities. We can also support and assist with grant preparation and documentation.

Innovative Procurement

Our experience in alternative delivery and procurement methods for complex procurements includes design-build, public-private partnerships (P3) and other delivery methods. We help examine the cost and prices associated with various procurement methods and manage procurement and delivery processes.

Project Finance

Help identifying various sources and types of finance, including federal credit programs available through the U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing program.

Regulatory and Policy Analysis

Inform your policy decisions with quantitative business case analysis, economic development analyses, cost recovery, and pricing and regulatory evaluation.

Risk Management Analysis

Understand project risks and risk response strategies within a quantitative and probabilistic framework. 

Statistics and Data Analytics

Manage your data and unlock the full potential of your information with advanced statistical techniques, data analytics, surveys and models. The data generates likely outcomes with a measured degree of accuracy.

For more info contact

Chris Williges
Economics and Statistics Director
Chris Williges