The Seneca Group
Incorporated in 1998, the Seneca Group is a business consulting firm serving public and private clients in the global transportation industry. Our team offers a unique combination of hands-on operating experience, an expert understanding of transportation law and financing, and significant experience in relating business issues to the governmental process.
We have specific expertise in the areas where the public and private sectors intersect, such as with government-funded projects. We have prepared and analyzed applications for federal grants and loans up to several hundred million dollars in value. The firm has performed financial and benefit-cost analyses for a range of transportation project types. Many of our projects have involved different aspects of policy development and regulatory compliance. Our firm has a niche expertise in rolling stock, with a specialty in motive power propulsion systems and controls. We have participated in research and pilot projects in the areas of sensors, propulsion and energy efficiency. Seneca has also performed traditional market assessments for firms in the railway operations and supply sectors, and supported companies’ product development, market entry, and acquisition strategies.
Seneca has more than a decade of experience as a contractor to the US federal government, states, and local agencies. Internationally we have worked for both individual foreign governments and multilateral organizations.
Seneca has a sister company, Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell, LLC, a leading Washington government relations and advocacy firm that has been in business for more than 30 years.
Seneca’s expert professional consultants have extensive hands-on experience in roles such as executive management, accounting and finance, marketing, engineering, and government affairs. They have supported acquisitions and restructuring, helped develop new railway technology, and negotiated commercial contracts, mergers, and acquisitions. They have gained this experience while working for a diverse array of transportation systems around the world. Seneca’s experienced analysts and project managers support these expert consultants. Our firm can assemble multi-disciplinary teams on short notice, capable of addressing a very wide range of engagements.