SYSTRA planners are expert in the development of master plans, grant management and review, program management, policy development and review, strategic planning, and facilitation. Our team has the right skills to organize and manage large projects involving multiple agencies, stakeholders and viewpoints to achieve your desired objectives. Using our skills in data collection and assessment, conceptualization, prioritization and implementation, we will help you bring your project, capital program or master plan to a successful completion.Representative Projects:
Santa Cruz County Transportation Commission Santa Cruz Branch Line Acquisition Business Plan
Santa Cruz, California
SYSTRA prepared a business plan to facilitate the acquisition of the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Line from the Union Pacific Railroad. The plan provided strategies the SCCRTC would use to develop the conditions under which the agency can reasonably expect that existing freight services could continue profitably, new passenger service could be implemented without public subsidy, and a bicycle and pedestrian trail within the railroad right-of-way could be implemented over time.
The plan lay out the goals and objectives of acquisition, presented the current situation and critical issues of acquisition, and evaluated the contracting options, ownership, risks, costs, and real estate related revenue, capital and operating costs, and revenues due to existing freight and future passenger services. Also, an acquisition schedule and organizational structures required during the acquisition phase and for ongoing management were included.
Capital Cost Planning