Jeffrey F. Boothe is the President of Boothe Transit Consulting LLC (BTC). As a leader in the public transit industry, he has created a niche in surface transportation policy, developing a proven track record of successfully advancing public transit projects through the Federal project approval process. Jeff combines nearly 40 years of legislative experience, leading major transit advocacy coalitions in Washington, DC, and advocating for capital projects currently in revenue service that successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration ("FTA") approval process. He was a partner at Holland & Knight until May 2015 where his leadership in transportation was recognized in US News and World Report.
Jeff is a graduate of Stanford University in 1977 and received his law degree from George Mason University Law School. Prior to graduation from law school, Jeff served as a legislative assistant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield (R-OR) and as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.
Jeff is the only chair of the New Starts Working Group ("Working Group") since it was formed in 1995. Members include transit properties, cities and private sector companies that actively support expansion of federal funding for the construction of transit capital projects. He also serves as Executive Director of the Community Streetcar Coalition ("CSC"). The CSC is an organization of cities, transit authorities and architectural and engineering firms established to affect federal legislative and regulatory issues that impact the funding and advancement of streetcar projects nationwide.
In 2015, Jeff completed a three year term on the Board of Directors for the American Public Transportation Association ("APTA"). He also served on the APTA Business Member Board of Governors from 2005-2015. He is a board member for the Center for Transportation Excellence, which was established to assist local areas to respond to transit critics and conduct successful elections for transit ballot initiatives. Jeff has served as a member of the Rail-Volution Conference Steering Committee since 2002.
Jeff has substantial experience in representing public transit authorities to secure FTA bus and rail project approvals. Please review the portfolio to see past and current projects for which he has provided strategic assistance on legislative policy, federal funding, project development and FTA and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulatory issues.