Rail-industry Intelligence and funding

What If financial results are just one  measure of

Rail Industry Growth?

Industrial Development?

Transportation Planning?

Corporate Office

215-564-3122

PORTS & PUBLIC FINANCE

Ocean, Barge and Inland Ports

State and Municipal Government

DOTs and EDCs

RAIL BUSINESS ADVISORY

Class I, II and III Railroads

Suppliers and Contractors

Transload Facilities

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY SERVICES

Commercial Developers / Investors

Rail-Served Industrial Parks

Shippers and BCOs

what we do

Public Sector Advisory

Port and public sector railroad advisory, industrial land use planning, and public finance

Business Advisory

Strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, and data analysis for rail-related businesses

Business Finance

Corporate and project finance advisory services for the railroad industry

Industrial Properties

Site selection and real estate services for rail-served industrial sites 

Shipper Advisory

Supply chain optimization and turnkey rail solutions for industrial businesses

Equipment Finance

Lease and debt finance for rolling stock, railroad construction, and track maintenance equipment

Since 1994, Strategic Rail Finance has been a trusted advisor across the North American railroad industry with our work taking us to over 40 US states and Canadian provinces.

Railway Age Podcast Features New Nevada State Rail Plan 

SRF Chairman/CEO Michael Sussman and NDOT State Railroad Coordinator Lee Bonner discuss how the plan “creates a blueprint for potential rail improvements to augment existing freight systems; provide jobs, tax revenue and business opportunities; and enhance mobility, traffic safety and the environment, fully utilizing rail for an integrated and sustainable statewide freight transportation network,” with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.    Click here to listen.

Our Principals

SRF was founded in 1994 by Michael Sussman, Chairman and CEO (left) to expand capital access to railroads and innovatively develop new business models.

John Elliott (right) serves as SRF’s President, joining the firm in 2015 to build SRF’s public advisory and industrial development practices.

Strategy, finance, and business are ultimately all about people. This understanding, together with our team’s technical and analytical skills, enables breakthrough results for our clients.

Collaborative Infrastructure Development

  Collaborative Infrastructure Development is a stakeholder process that unites seemingly divergent interest groups into a coherent whole in order to realize the synergies of rail-enabled economic development. The recently completed 2021 Nevada State Rail Plan...

2021 Nevada State Rail Plan Sets New Direction

The newly published 2021 Nevada State Rail Plan is unlike any other and holds the promise of a more efficient freight rail industry for the state and the nation.   The plan consummates a year-long immersion by Strategic Rail Finance (SRF) and its affiliated non-profit...

Lifecycle BCA helps POLB Win $8M In Public Funding

Grant applications for rail projects often require a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) to measure the impacts of the proposed development.  For decades there have been few if any changes in the factors that BCAs consider when comparing moving freight by rail instead of...

Affilated Non-Profit

OnTrackNorthAmerica is a non-profit 501C-3 action think-tank for sustainable freight transportation. 

Created by SRF founder Michael Sussman, OTNA is committed to the smartest use of railroadstrucks, and waterways for a better economy, environment, and community.  

OTNA has launched its Intelliconference  methodology for engaging stakeholders in collaborative dialogue
with proprietary tools for online and in-person communication.

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Phone

215-564-3122

Location

1700 Sansom Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA  19103

Email

Cliff Bassman, VP Operations

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