Sharon Greene has been at the forefront of innovation in transportation and infrastructure development and finance for more than 35 years. Sharon is a specialist in transportation economics, infrastructure finance and transportation planning, with experience throughout the United States and abroad. She has led projects and managed programs in public transit, and high speed, intercity, and commuter rail; highways and toll facilities; and freight and goods movement. Sharon provides financial consulting services to many agencies that are currently in various stages of the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) New Starts / Small Starts / Core Capacity Capital Investment Grant process; agencies pursuing USDOT competitive funding and financing opportunities including INFRA and TIGER grants and the TIFIA and RRIF federal loan programs; and agencies pursuing funding under the State of California Cap and Trade program. Her financial consulting services were instrumental in obtaining capital funding for agencies including Utah Transit Authority, Valley Metro Rail (Phoenix), Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Albuquerque, Jacksonville, and Honolulu HART. Her work has been cited frequently by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), FTA and her public sector clients as representing the state-of-the-art in financial analysis for transportation capital investment. Among her major accomplishments, Sharon was founding Executive Director of the Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN, the first intercity rail joint powers authority in the country. She also developed and managed the multi-billion dollar financial plans for implementation of the 5-county Metrolink commuter rail system and the Alameda Freight Corridor serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Over the last several years, Sharon has been at the forefront of the focus on innovative project delivery. Sharon was a key member of the Los Angeles Metro Public-Private Partnership Program for implementing projects through leveraging private funding with federal, state, and local funding. She has also provided P3 advisory services to agencies including Louisiana Office of Transportation Development, Arizona Department of Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority, and New York MTA. Sharon recently completed a study for FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery on Techniques for Early Involvement of the Private Sector in Development of P3 Concession Projects. Sharon was also recently involved in the financial oversight of the $2.4 billion Utah Transit Authority FrontLines 2015 Program, which was implemented using a completely new approach of partnership between the federal government, local governments and the private sector.