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Alternative Financing Approaches for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects

Transportation Research Board

As part of its National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP 7-01), CPCS examined existing and alternative approaches for financing and generating revenue for investment in passenger and freight rail projects in the US, using examples from the US and international markets. Specific objectives include identifying alternative financing and revenue-generating strategies, evaluating these strategies, and developing approaches for effective business plans to finance freight and passenger rail improvement programs. The output of this work was a published Guidebook on alternative rail finance.