The U.S. federal government has historically supported the building of infrastructure in partnership with the private sector. State-chartered companies built some of the earliest canals and toll roads. The Pacific Railroad Acts in the 19th century provided financing and land grants that galvanized private companies to construct the transcontinental railway network. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 authorized funding for the road network that has grown into the 140,000 mile National Highway System.
Various federal agencies also support U.S. commerce domestically and abroad. Today, a diverse range of public funding tools exist at the federal and local level for transportation infrastructure development and related activities, including overseas exports of transportation-related goods and services. Seneca has experience bringing many of these public support instruments to bear on behalf of clients.