Transit decision-makers today must balance many issues in managing public transportation effectively for the present and the future. The economic benefits of transit investments must be quantified to support investment in an era of increasing budget scrutiny. Ridership must be accurately forecast to size investments appropriately, and public input addressed to ensure maximum usage of transit options available so that mobility, energy use, and environmental benefits to the community can be realized.
Cambridge Systematics maintains one of the largest and broadest transit planning practices in the nation. We have partnered with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), several international Ministries of Transport, and dozens of transit agencies and authorities to develop innovative but practical approaches at the national, state, regional, and local level. Our transit expertise addresses the full range of transportation modes:
We have provided consulting support at both strategic and operational levels for transit organizations across the country. Our deep understanding of national policies and programs — derived from our heritage of work in the Federal arena — facilitates our innovative application of state-of-the-art methodologies and concepts at the local and regional levels. Our commitment to comprehensive analysis, objective recommendations, and a collaborative approach enables better results, more productive public participation, and stronger client partnerships.