USA: Select Projects


US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/ARA United States Road System: Contributions and Crossroads 2016 Claret Consulting was the technical lead on the development of two White Papers for this FWHA project, one on Transportation System Impacts on Economic Growth and the other on Transportation System Interconnectivity.  Both papers assess the significance of federal investment and the role of transportation infrastructure in economic growth and development.  The papers also chart the course of US transportation policy from its post-World War II focus on highways and suburban development to more recent shifts favoring walkable communities and transit.  Claret Consulting will also lead technical support on review of a paper on the history of the US Federal Aid Highway Program in its centennial year, 2016.

US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Volpe Institute/DigitaliBiz P3 Advisory Services 2015-Present Claret Consulting provides a range of advice related to P3s and public infrastructure financing under this contract.  Claret developed comparative research on the US muni bond market and public delivery and acted as an expert reviewer and beta tester for FHWA’s P3 VALUE 2.0 financial and economic assessment tool.  Claret also designed and conducted training for state Departments of Transportation.


US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/ARA P3 Project Finance Guidebook 2014-2015

Claret Consulting wrote the book on P3 Project Finance for the FHWA’s P3 Toolkit and developed accompanying training materials.  The advanced Guidebook went beyond existing materials to analyze in detail US P3 transactions, explore the advantages and disadvantages of differenty sources of financing and highlight specific topics such as the complementarity of equity, insurance and credit enhancement. The intended audience is project managers at state and local government Departments of Transportation throughout the US. The Claret team included leading experts in the field of P3 from the US and internationally with focus areas in finance, law and engineering.


Financial Advisor to Virginia Office of Public Private Partnerships (VAP3) 2016-2021 Claret Consulting is the Project Manager for this five-year contract with VAP3.  The Claret Consortium includes specialized firms in renewable energy , broadband and financial modeling and auditing.  Advisory engagements are awarded on a Task Order basis.  Projects are expected in the following sectors: solar energy; broadband; ports; highways; transit; etc.


Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority 2011-2013 Claret Consulting advised AIDEA on the development of its P3 program, including the establishment of an Infrastructure Development Fund for Alaska. Claret analyzed and presented relevant models for the program, preparing a review of P3 Authorities, Loan Guarantee Programs, State Infrastructure Banks, State Revolving Funds and Multilateral Development Bank Project Finance Facilities. These examples served as models for designing the P3 Office and Private Equity Fund for AIDEA. Claret also advised on the structuring and financing of the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road (AMDIAR). This work included a Memorandum on Potential AIDEA Support for Remote Mining Projects, the Board Memorandum on AMDIAR and early stage feasibility analysis.


National Standard Finance (NSF) 2011-2012 Claret Consulting served as advisor to the lease financing firm National Standard Finance, working to identify project opportunities that could make use of NSF’s lease financing product. Claret developed a large pipeline of projects for NSF’s consideration.

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