Quick-Response Research on Long-Term Strategic Issues. Task 38. An Analysis of Green Bond Financing in the Public Transportation Industry

The objectives of this research are to:  (1) - Identify potential roles and benefits of greens bonds in advancing the sustainability goals of transit agencies. (2) - Describe the value and costs of green bond vs. traditional bond financing to both a transit agency issuer and a bond investor. (3) Describe lessons learned from the experiences of transit agencies, investors, and stakeholders with green bonds and similar financing.  (4) - Identify and contrast alternatives to green bonds to advance sustainability goals.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $91000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-11, Task 38

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Garcia-Colberg, Mariela

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cadmus Group, Inc.

    Waltham, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fordham, Damon

  • Start Date: 20190904
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01693006
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-11, Task 38
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2019 3:05PM