Our team has broad experience helping government agencies assess their compliance with complex, large-scale local, state, and federal environmental rules and regulations as well as evaluating their performance with meeting challenging program goals and objectives. We also have extensive experience evaluating opportunities for streamlining complex processes while still meeting regulatory requirements and determining the financial viability of the funds supporting environmental programs. Most of the environmental programs we review and assess are highly sensitive multi-million or multi-billion dollar programs with significant public interest and visibility. The following are just a few of the environmental-related areas where we have conducted performance audits and consulting reviews:
- Cap and Trade Program
- Air Pollution Control Program
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
- Storm Water Permitting and Compliance
- Underground Storage Tank Program
- Environmental Mitigation Program
- Habitat Conservation Fund
Public sector universities and colleges operate in unique environments. Our experience in this sector includes a variety of areas involving universities and colleges—budgeting and financial operations of large university systems; budget and financial reporting models; unique tuition and state funding approaches; internal lending and capital financing activities; fund balance and fund carryforward provisions; hospital capital construction and funding; overhead allocation and indirect charges; costs relating to specialized degrees; developing new programs and degrees; course fees and other charges; and college and university foundations, among others.
Government entities at all of levels drive or rely on public financing programs to support operations, initiatives, and capital projects. Our projects range from reviewing state and local treasury operations, investment activities and bonding programs to assisting to implement cutting edge initiatives generating millions of carbon credit dollars with a goal to ensure public monies are appropriately used and safeguarded. Numerous projects tasked us to assess investment policies and activities, evaluate use of bond proceeds, develop tools to implement and manage loan guarantee programs, determine project fiscal viability, track funding streams, and monitor debt service throughout project life-cycles. Moreover, we offer expertise in assisting and evaluating finance and operations of quasi-governmental organizations such as JPAs, special districts, and foundations where we assisted in financial projections and rate setting, revenue generation, internal controls and fraud prevention, and public accountability.
- Airports and Seaports
- Transit Systems and Facilities
- Arterials, Highways, Bridges, and Bike and Pedestrian Paths
- Power Plants and Water Treatment Facilities and Pipelines
- Emergency Services Facilities
- Public Infrastructure
- Zoos, Animal Shelters, Parks and Recreational Facilities
- Multi-Purpose Facilities
- Educational Facilities
Our transportation and transit practice spans a wide range of industry areas including airports, ports, subways, freeways and infrastructure, and transit. Our projects involve a variety of aspects within these industries and range from small local government capital projects and bus operations to large-scale multi-billion dollar regional construction programs and implementation of multi-modal transit initiatives to port leases and airport terminals. Our work includes assessing results and public reporting on local and regional major capital projects including freeways, overpasses, bridges, arterials, roads, transit shelters, pedestrian and bike programs, and all modes of transit, transportation planning (RTA/RTP/STIP), as well as the operation of transportation and transit agencies from fare box recoveries to maintenance depots, administration of federal and state grants, accounting and building of terminals, operations of concessionaires and FBOs, and constructing subways. We offer experience at all levels of public sector transportation and transit business and administrative operations such as financing and accounting, federal and state grant management and compliance, environmental mitigation, procurement and contract management, and general program operations.