TRB’s National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP) Report 1: Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Passenger and Freight Rail Projects identifies alternative funding and financing tools that can be used to realize passenger and freight rail project development, including capital investments, operations, and maintenance. The report summary is available online.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||10-11|
|Chapter 2 - U.S. Rail Industry Structure and Financial Dynamics||12-22|
|Chapter 3 - Rail Project Costs and Financial Considerations||23-27|
|Chapter 4 - Funding and Financing Rail Projects||28-33|
|Chapter 5 - Key Considerations in Rail Funding and Financing Decisions||34-39|
|Chapter 6 - Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms for Rail Projects and Services||40-90|
|Chapter 7 - Case Studies: Potential Application of Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms||91-92|
|Chapter 8 - Beyond Revenue and Financing Mechanisms: Opportunities and Potential Strategies to Realize Rail Projects with a Funding Gap||93-108|
|Chapter 9 - Conclusions||109-109|
|Acronyms and Abbreviations||110-113|
|Appendix A - U.S. Federal Rail Funding and Financing Programs||114-124|
|Appendix B - State Rail Funding Programs||125-134|
|Appendix C - U.S. Commuter Rail and Track Ownership||135-135|
|Appendix D - Global Scan of Rail Industry Structures, Funding and Financing Approaches||136-147|
|Appendix E - Case Studies on Potential Application of Alternative Funding and Financing Mechanisms||148-186|
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