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Rail & Transportation Consulting

CapeLight Transportation Consulting is a consortium of expert consultants from all sectors of the industry, under one umbrella, with concentrations in Railroad Operations & Administration and Interstate Highway Freight.

CapeLight's team of experienced professionals can assist companies or take the lead in a wide array of transportation disciplines:


  • Startups - assist in all phases of the startup railway business, investment analysis
  • Mergers & Acquisitions - business opportunity research, due diligence, contract negotiation
  • Financial Analysis - thorough review of financial statements, cost/benefit analysis
  • Training -operational & performance testing, certified NORAC training, safety & air brake training
  • FRA Compliance - monthly FRA reporting, continual regulatory compliance and review
  • Publications & Bulletins - Compile & publish timetables, special instructions, bulletin orders, etc
  • Employee Manuals - devise a standard of operations and employee responsibilities
  • Expert Witness Services - expert operational, administrative and technical witnesses
  • Equipment Acquisition - national and international purchase & sale of rolling stock
  • Passenger Rail - "Feeder Rail," transit systems, tourist excursions, dinner trains
  • Freight Rail - regional & shortline, management, marketing, public relations, operations
  • Temporary Employees - short-term staffing and per diem employees
  • Technology Development - design, deployment & training of software and technology systems


  • Freight Logistics -
  • Fleet Management - cost-effective and proper coordination of rolling stock
  • Financial Analysis - financial statement analysis, enhance profitability
  • Training - management & staff training, safety & operational compliance


  • Management audit of transportation functions within user firms
  • Analysis of present transportation functions
  • Personnel selection for management positions within shipper firms
  • Freight bill auditing for lowest cost solutions
  • Government and regulatory relations with local, state and federal government, Surface Transportation Board, Federal Railway Transportation Board, Federal Railway Administration, FAA, etc.
  • Business planning advice regarding distribution and transportation challenges
  • Equipment planning and financing alternatives
  • Advising and transacting traffic negotiations with primary carriers
  • Domestic and International freight services
  • Efficient and cost effective warehouse set-up and staffing
  • How to manage and maintain your fleet through accountability
  • Managing the mission without intimidation
  • Incorporating daily safety procedures to staffers and employees

To learn more about CapeLight Transportation Services, please contact our Rail & Transportation Consulting team:

JK Photo John F. Kennedy
Chairman & C.E.O.
508-420-1910 (voice)
508-420-8784 (fax)
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AM Photo Alfred E. (Ted) Michon
Transportation Consultant
508-563-9449 (voice)
508-420-8784 (fax)
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JM Photo Jeff Morris
Chief Technical Officer
269-963-5230 (voice)
269-963-5231 (fax)
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MH Photo J. Michael Happel
Transportation Consultant
508-420-1910 (voice)
508-420-8784 (fax)