Proven Transportation Consulting

Carmen Group’s unrivaled infrastructure expertise spans more than three decades, including direct involvement with the planning, funding and build-out of the nations transportation, water resources and energy systems. Our Transportation Practice helps both public and private organizations to optimize federal programs, funding, policies and regulations for highways, transit, aviation, rail, safety and research.

We work within federal agencies’ processes to secure federal funds. We understand that the only projects that will be funded have to show careful planning and the greatest benefit, including casting a positive light upon the sponsoring agency. We participate proactively and deeply in project strategies governed by the agencies’ discretion to represent and advance our clients’ interests.

Carmen Group has helped clients achieve significant results at the federal level, including:

  • Securing hundreds of millions of dollars in authorizations and appropriations
  • Winning both legislative and administrative remedies to regulatory problems
  • Ameliorating legislative provisions and administrative initiatives harmful to client interests
  • Contributing to decision-making by federal agency officials and Members of Congress


Gary Hoitsma
Managing Associate

Record of Success

  • State Departments of Transportation
  • City Governments
  • County and Local Transportation Agencies
  • Public Transportation and Transit Agencies
  • Airport Authorities
  • Public-Private Economic Development Initiatives
  • Real Estate Development Projects
  • Private Companies
  • Rail Companies
  • Freight Handlers
  • Airlines
  • Intermodal Centers
  • Automobile Dealers and Manufacturers
  • State, Regional and National Transportation Coalitions

Special Expertise

  • Transportation Appropriations Bills
  • Highway/Transit Reauthorization Legislation
  • Transportation Program and Project Prioritization
  • Transportation Engineering and Planning Assistance
  • Transportation Strategic and Policy Analysis
  • Transportation Regulations
  • Transportation Funding Programs
  • Federal Budget Process
  • Highways
  • Toll Roads
  • Bridges
  • Public Transportation/Transit
  • Amtrak
  • Aviation
  • Appropriations
  • Demonstration Projects and Earmarks
  • Grants and Loans
  • Pipelines
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation