LeighFisher is a global leader in surface transportation, providing a comprehensive set of services for public and private rail and transit authorities as well as for private-sector lenders and bidders. We provide services that include multi-modal planning, forecasting of passenger demand and ridership, scheduling and route development, terminal planning and business advisory (including operational cost optimization and sustainability).
Our international clients consist of public and private authorities representing all types of rail and transit technologies, including bus, light rail, tram, heavy rail, high speed rail and ferries. We have an extensive practice supporting public-private partnerships (PPPs) and privatizations for bidders and lenders as well as for franchise and concession authorities, including local and national governments.
At a time when executives are under constant pressure to expand services and reduce costs, we work with management on strategies to improve passenger services, incorporate appropriate technologies, evaluate routes, assess alternative service delivery models and consider the best funding and financing mechanisms for renewing and expanding rolling stock and track infrastructure. In addition to our franchise and concession services, LeighFisher’s international and interdisciplinary team has extensive experience working with local and national authorities on credit enhancements and, where available, capital grants.
We are a long-time leader in incorporating sustainability across our services—from consideration of greenhouse gas emissions in multi-modal planning and alternative analysis, to assessment of energy use in current operations, and assessing return on investment results for new infrastructure.
Andrew has extensive experience as a procurement advisor and manager on large infrastructure projects, programs and development initiatives. The main ...