Brent
Baker

Director, Systems Finance & Economics
United States

Brent also has expertise in conducting toll feasibility studies, including toll policy considerations, revenue and expenditure projections, financial analysis and alternative delivery mechanisms. A key strength is his ability to comprehend the many facets of complex problems, allowing him to effectively collaborate with various subject matter experts and manage the process to successful outcomes.

Brent's recent work includes toll financial capacity assessments for price managed lane projects; capital program financial modeling and plan development; TIFIA loan application and negotiations; program level financial risk assessments; revenue and expenditure projections; and presentations to state legislators, executive management and transportation commissioners. He regularly collaborates with the firm’s managed lanes, managed motorways and road usage charging planning and policy experts, as well as the firm’s project strategy and grants teams – providing the forecasting, modeling and benefit-cost analysis needed to make informed decisions about capital investments. Recent projects demonstrating the diversity of clients and services Brent supports include Sound Transit Financial Planning, Washington State Ferries Grant Application Support and Econometric Modeling, and Caltrans Road Usage Charging Pilot Program.

Brent holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree from Whitman College.