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We support infrastructure owners with decision making under uncertainty and risks. 

SHA Analytics, LLC was founded in 2014 by Sara Amiri, PhD, an applied economist with a background in civil engineering. We are certified SBE and WBE firm serving infrastructure clients in the local and national markets. We specialize in the development and application of analytical methods to provide strategic decision support for infrastructure projects, programs, and policies from the evaluation and planning stages to design, implementation and operation by accounting for uncertainty and risks.


Our team members have extensive experience assessing infrastructure projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks, and have conducted numerous risk workshops, risk studies, benefit-cost studies, and developed financial and project management plans for various local, state, and federal agencies.


Our expertise includes:


  • Quantitative Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis and Risk Management utilizing Monte Carlo Methods;

  • Benefit-Cost Analysis, including Triple- Bottom-Line and Return-on-Investment Studies;

  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis;

  • Public-Private Partnerships and Alternative Delivery Methods Evaluation, including the Assessment of Risk Exposure and Risk Transfer;

  • Financial Analysis, including Financial Modeling, Forecasting, and Cash Flow Analysis;

  • Descriptive and Exploratory Data Analysis;

  • Decision Support Tool Development; and,

  • Policy Analysis and Research.


Our recent clients includes:


  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

  • Los Angeles World Airports

  • City of Los Angeles

  • City of Inglewood

  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink)

  • The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

  • Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

  • Illinois Department of Transportation​​

  • US Department of Transportation

  • San Diego Association of Governments

  • Several major engineering and financial consulting firms

We are certified with the following agencies:

  • SBE with CA Department of General Services

  • SBE with LA County Metropolitan Authority

  • DBE with California Unified Certification Program

  • DBE with Florida Department of Transportation

  • WBE, LBE, SBE and EBE with City of Los Angeles

  • DBE with Illinois Department of Transportation

  • WBE with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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