Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Financing Strategy for High Desert Multi-Purpose Corridor, Los Angeles, CA. The High Desert Multi-Purpose Corridor (HDMPC) Project is considering construction of a new 63 mile multi-modal link between SR-14 in Los Angeles County and SR-18 in San Bernardino County to accommodate projected growth in the area and to relieve existing congestion on east/west corridors such as I-210, SR-60 and SR-138. As a sub-consultant to Public Finance Management Inc, SHA Analytics LLC is providing consulting services to develop a realistic financial strategy for the development of this project taking into account the project’s cost, potential funding and revenue sources, and private equity participation.
Relevant features: analysis of private equity participation, capital and O&M expenditure schedules
City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Financial Analysis of City of Los Angeles Long-Term Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan, Los Angeles, CA. As the lead financial analyst, Dr. Amiri worked closely with the City of Los Angeles financial management division and planning staff to develop a financial plan and implementation strategy for City’s long-term Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan (SWIRP). Dr. Amiri modeled the current financial context of the Solid Resources Program, estimated the cost of various projects, programs and policies that constitute SWIRP, and studied the fiscal implications of rolling out these programs, project, and policies under different implementation schedules. Specifically, she identified the base financial context of the program, taking into account past capital improvement programs, capital debt schedules, operations and maintenance expenses, and bonds and other revenue sources such as sanitation fees and grants. She conducted life-cycle cost analysis of approximately thirty programs, policies, and projects that were part of SWIRP and studied the cost-effectiveness of each of these to prioritize implementation. She developed a financial model to study the fiscal implications of rolling out SWIRP programs, projects and policies under different implementation schedules and identified possible alternative funding mechanisms that the City could potentially pursue over the following 20 years to implement SWIRP. The financial model and plan allowed City planners and managers to prioritize among various programs and facilities over the following 20 years and identify a proper approach to adjust service fees in the future and to meet City and State diversion goals.
Relevant features: financial modeling and forecasting, life-cycle cost analysis, cash flow analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis, sustainability
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Accelerated Regional Transportation Initiative (ARTI) Project, Los Angeles, CA. As a member of the HDR|InfraConsult consultants team, Dr. Amiri led the risk analysis to develop project's risk register and conduct capital and O&M cost, and schedule risk analysis to estimate risk-based cost and schedule under different delivery methods (Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build and Public-Private-Partnership). She developed capital cost, operation, and maintenance expenditure schedules for the Project to be used in value for money analysis and business case for a Public-Private-Partnership delivery CTC application. She wrote several chapters and appendices for the business case and coordinated and reviewed sections produced by a multidisciplinary team of engineering (HDR), financial (KPMG) and legal (Nossaman) consultants.
Relevant features: analysis of alternative project delivery methods (Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Public-Private-Partnership), risk analysis, capital and O&M expenditure schedules, value for money analysis, business case
Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), I-15 Express Lanes Feasibility Study, Riverside, CA.As a member of HDR|InfraConsult consultants team, Dr. Amiri developed capital expenditure and operation and maintenance expenditure schedules for the Project to be used in value for money analysis to decide on delivery options. As part of the Project, she conducted breakeven calculations for several design and operations strategy scenarios (e.g. adding direct connectors to design, dynamic versus static toll pricing).
Relevant features: analysis of alternative project delivery methods (Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build), capital and O&M expenditure schedules, scenario analysis, alternative analysis, breakeven calculations