Sharon Greene is a specialist in transportation economics, infrastructure finance and transportation planning who has led projects and managed programs in public transit, passenger rail, highways and toll facilities, and freight and goods movement.
Sharon was the founding Executive Director of the Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN), one of the first intercity rail joint powers authorities in the country. She served as principal consultant to the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a five-county joint powers authority which implemented and is presently operating a regional commuter rail system (Metrolink). In this capacity, she developed and managed the multi-billion dollar financial plan and cost-sharing arrangement for the system. Sharon also served as Manager of Grants and Funding for the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA), a special-purpose authority of the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, and the Cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach, in implementing a $2.4 billion financial program for the fully grade separated, 20-mile long, rail freight corridor to accommodate the extensive growth in the Ports’ intermodal freight activity.
Among her major projects, Sharon has provided financial consulting services that were instrumental in obtaining federal funding for agencies including Utah Transit Authority, Valley Metro Rail (Phoenix), Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Honolulu HART. She advises agencies currently in various stages of the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) New Starts / Small Starts / Core Capacity Capital Investment Grant process; agencies pursuing USDOT competitive grant funding and financing opportunities; and agencies pursuing P3 and other forms of innovative project financing. Sharon is currently assisting HART in developing and implementing a unique Public Private Partnership strategy for completing, financing, operating, and maintaining the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
For APTA, Sharon is a member of the Board of Directors, chairs the Innovative Funding, Finance, and P3 Committee, and is vice chair of the Vice Chair, Funding, Finance & Tax Policy Legislative Subcommittee. Sharon is a member of the TRB Revenue and Finance Committee and the P3 Subcommittee, and currently chairs or serves on TRB panels related to P3, joint development, and value capture.
Sharon received her Masters in City and Regional Planning from Harvard Graduate School of Design/Kennedy School of Government where she specialized in public finance, and her undergraduate degree from Tufts University.