02Products & Tools

FACT

Fitch Analytical Comparative Tool (FACT)

This Excel-based tool provides statistics and metrics for U.S. Public Finance issuers within a particular sector. The program allows for analyses of rating trends, custom peer groups, and individual agencies.

03Rating Process

OUR APPROACH

Criteria

Criteria explain our forward-looking ratings approach. Criteria reports identify rating drivers and assumptions, and highlight the scope and limitations of our analysis.

04Transportation Infrastructure Rating Criteria

Fitch has combined our Ports, Airports, and Toll Road criteria into one comprehensive Transportation criteria. Please find our Criteria Exposure Draft and other useful resources explaining the changes below. We are also asking that you send feedback to criteria.feedback@fitchratings.com before April 14.

NRAC

Fitch Publishes Exposure Draft: Transportation Infrastructure Criteria

Exposure Draft

Transportation Infrastructure Rating Criteria

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions: Transportation Infrastructure Criteria Exposure Draft

Flowchart

A Visualisation of Fitch’s Five-Step Rating Process

Video

Transportation Infrastructure Criteria Snapshot

Replaces and combines toll roads, airports and port criteria.

Webinar

Fitch Transportation Infrastructure Criteria

Click here to view our webinar outlining the changes being made to our Transportation Infrastructure Criteria

Available On-Demand

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06Events

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08Sector Analysts

Laura Porter
Public Finance Ratings
Global Group Head
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Arlene Bohner
US Public Finance Ratings
Managing Director - Head of Public Finance
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Dennis Pidherny
US Public Finance Ratings
Managing Director - Public Power
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Eric Kim
US Public Finance Ratings
Senior Director - States
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Emily Wadhwani
US Public Finance Ratings
Director - Higher Education
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Kevin Holloran
US Public Finance Ratings
Senior Director - Not For Profit Hospitals
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Margaret Johnson
US Public Finance Ratings
Director - Life Plan Communities
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Michael Rinaldi
US Public Finance Ratings
Senior Director - Local Governments
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Mikiyon Alexander
US Public Finance Ratings
Senior Director - Housing
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09Business Contacts

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BRM Public Finance
Global Head
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Investors
Senior Director - Investor Development
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