Transit Finance Learning Exchange Workshop
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
BEST PRACTICES IN DEBT MANAGEMENT
March 6-8, 2016
Program Content/Learning Objectives
As the nation continues to recover from the great recession, agencies are turning more towards debt to fund programs and projects. Debt management is more important than ever in ensuring agencies issue the right types and amount of debt. How do agencies determine how much and what type of debt to issue? What is the right amount? Is there a KPI to measure this? This workshop will have sessions geared to: 1) Determining how agencies decide on the most prudent amount of debt to have outstanding; and 2) working with the board to develop best practices on debt; and, 3) developing key performance indicators related to debt management that might be used in the industry. Additionally, the workshop will have sessions dealing with fare structure studies being done at severl member agencies and transit asset management issues mandated by MAP-21.. After attending this conference, participants will be able to:
- Identify issues related to debt management, including quantity and types of debt that could/should be issued.
- Bring possible KPI’s back to their agency for inclusion in debt management programs.
- Share information on issues related to the FTA’s transit asset management requirements.
- Receive updated information on fare structure studies being performed at member agencies..
- Identify and share best practices through ”Needs & Leads”
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