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.

Podcast : How Railraods Can Leverage P3’s To Grow Business 

SRF principals Michael Sussman and John Elliott are featured guests as Railway Age editor Bill Vantuono explore the state of public-private partnerships.  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.

Wilmington, NC selects SRF for Rail Realignment Project

  September 2020 -- SRF was awarded a contract for 2020-21 by the City of Wilmington, NC to study the feasibility of its long-planned rail realignment project, which could cost up to $1 billion to build infrastructure and shift freight service across the Cape Fear...

Podcast: How Railroads can Leverage P3’s to Grow Business

SRF principals Michael Sussman and John Elliott join Railway Age editor Bill Vantuono to explore the state of public-private partnerships.  Click here to listen.

SRF leads $877M Port of Long Beach Rail Expansion

The  Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest container seaport in the United States, handles trade valued at $200 billion annually and supports 2.6 million jobs nationwide.   The port plans to transform its Pier B rail infrastructure, the backbone of the Port's...

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.

Visit OTNA Website

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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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