Cambridge Systematics Case Studies

On this page, you’ll find information about projects ranging from the future of freight-rail transportation to the next generation of asset management implementation and integrated motor carrier information systems. We invite you to take a look at some examples of our work. Our goal is to present current and interesting solutions to existing and future challenges of our clients and share our results with you.  We, in turn, encourage you to share this information with your colleagues.

 

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Freight Advanced Traveler Information Systems (FRATIS)

U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) – Demonstration Project in Los Angeles and Gateway Cities

Test the FRATIS in the Los Angeles/Gateway Cities region
in Southern California for up to a year to determine its effectiveness.more

Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of NJ Transportation Infrastructure

Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of NJ Transportation Infrastructure

North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey DOT

Conduct a climate change vulnerability, risk assessment, and adaptation study of transportation infrastructure utilizing FHWA’s Conceptual Model to improve the Model and develop future climate resiliency efforts for
New Jersey.more

Additional Case Studies


Asset Management

Asset Management Guidance for Transportation

NCHRP Project 20-24(11) more

Corridor and Systems Planning

Illiana Expressway Feasibility Study
Indiana Department of Transportation

Determine the overall viability of a new Interstate highway to be known as the Illiana Expressway, connecting I-57 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana.more

East Bay BRT Project
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Provide support to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) for the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project to improve transit services in a 17-mile corridor.more

Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Rail Alternatives Analysis
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Conduct a detailed planning study of an extension of the commuter rail service from Kenosha to Milwaukee along the Union Pacific North Line.more

Amtrak High-Speed Rail Corridor Study
National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Provide a broad-based, national review of U.S. experience with HSR.more

Economic Analysis

New Cornerstone: Foundations for Florida’s 21st Century Economy

Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation more

Environment

Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of NJ Transportation Infrastructure
North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and New Jersey DOT

Conduct a climate change vulnerability, risk assessment, and adaptation study of transportation infrastructure utilizing FHWA’s Conceptual Model to improve the Model and develop future climate resiliency efforts for New Jersey.more

Frederick County Transportation and Land Use Study
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

Develop a toolkit of strategies to improve the coordination between freight-related land uses and the multimodal transportation system for future growth in Frederick County.more

Case Study – U.S. 40 Carbon Neutral Corridor
Maryland Department of Transportation

Develop a comprehensive corridor vision for the Maryland Department of Transportation to help achieve a more sustainable future.more

Montana Transportation and Land Use Planning and Toolkit
Montana Department of Transportation

Conduct a comprehensive study of land use and transportation planning and develop an online resource of tools to assist Montana officials in coordinating transportation and land use decisions.more

Forecasting

Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan
Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization

Update the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan that supports more sustainable, multimodal, and cost-effective transportation planning goals.more

Next Generation Model for Forecasting Passenger and Freight Flows in Wisconsin

Wisconsin DOT more

Freight Systems and Intermodal Planning

Freight Advanced Traveler Information Systems (FRATIS)
U.S. DOT Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) – Demonstration Project in Los Angeles and Gateway Cities

Test the FRATIS in the Los Angeles/Gateway Cities region
in Southern California for up to a year to determine its effectiveness.more

Georgia Statewide Freight and Logistics Plan 2010-2050
Georgia Department of Transportation

Develop a comprehensive freight and logistics plan to improve and grow the State’s freight and logistics related industries, and help achieve future economic benefits.more

Freight Analysis Framework

Connecticut CVISN/PRISM Design and Implementation

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles more

FHWA Office of Freight Operations and Management more

Driver, Vehicle, and Roadside Strategies for 2010

FMCSA more

Freight-Rail Bottom Line Report

AASHTO more

Geographic Information Systems

Integrated Corridor Analysis Tool (ICAT) Project
I-95 Corridor Coalition

Develop a regional transportation information system to assist Coalition members in coordinating multistate transportation planning, investment, and operations decisions.more

South Cook County – Will County Transit Service Restructuring Study

Pace Suburban Bus Service more

Strategic Intermodal System

Florida DOT more

Operations and Simulation

Integrated Corridor Management – Tools, Strategies and Deployment Support
U.S. Department of Transportation

Demonstrate how Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies can efficiently and proactively manage the movement of people and goods in major transportation corridors.more

TransXML: XML Schema for Transportation Data Exchange

NCHRP Project 20-64 more

Weather-Responsive Traffic Management

FHWA Office of Operations more

Performance Management

Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan
Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

Develop Indianapolis Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the region through the plan horizon year of 2035.more

Policy, Strategic Planning, and Management

Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan
Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization

Update the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan that supports more sustainable, multimodal, and cost-effective transportation planning goals.more

State Rail Planning Best Practices
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Develop the most current and relevant guidance to be used by State Department of Transportation (DOT) Rail Offices.more

Road Usage Charge Feasibility and Business Case Assessment
Washington State Transportation Commission

Examine the feasibility of transitioning to a road usage charge, and then explore policy issues, evaluate the business case, and lay out a path to potential implementation.more

Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan
Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

Develop Indianapolis Region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods within the region through the plan horizon year of 2035.more

Strategic Intermodal System

Florida DOT more

Rail Planning

State Rail Planning Best Practices
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Develop the most current and relevant guidance to be used by State Department of Transportation (DOT) Rail Offices.more

Amtrak High-Speed Rail Corridor Study
National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Provide a broad-based, national review of U.S. experience with HSR.more

Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Develop a plan to provide a strategic framework for the integration of freight and passenger rail planning.more

Freight-Rail Bottom Line Report

AASHTO more

Tolling and Road Pricing

Road Usage Charge Feasibility and Business Case Assessment
Washington State Transportation Commission

Examine the feasibility of transitioning to a road usage charge, and then explore policy issues, evaluate the business case, and lay out a path to potential implementation.more

MnPASS System Study

Minnesota Department of Transportation more

Transit

El Paso Streetcar/Rail Transit Study
Texas Department of Transportation

Conduct a study to provide an engineering feasibility analysis for up to four possible routes and order-of-magnitude costs, as well as a market, benefit, and constraint analysis for a proposed streetcar rail transit system in downtown El Paso.more

South Boston Piers Transitway/Silver Line Project
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Provide support to the Massachusett

Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Rail Alternatives Analysis
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Conduct a detailed planning study of an extension of the commuter rail service from Kenosha to Milwaukee along the Union Pacific North Line.more

s Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) bus rapid transit (BRT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts Project to expand connections to MBTA's existing transit system.more

East Bay BRT Project
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

Provide support to the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) for the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project to improve transit services in a 17-mile corridor.more

South Cook County – Will County Transit Service Restructuring Study

Pace Suburban Bus Service more

Transportation Safety

Support for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
Federal Highway Administration

Promote Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) best practices and share the information by developing several
unique tools.more

Promoting Transportation Safety Planning Through the Safety Planning Boot Camp
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Develop an interactive workshop for integrating safety into the transportation planning process.more

Transportation Safety Planning Working Group
Federal Highway Administration

Provide support to the Transportation Safety Planning Working Group to help promote transportation safety planning.more

Florida Safe Mobility for Life
Florida Department of Transportation

Develop a comprehensive program to improve transportation safety for mature drivers and pedestrians in Florida.more

Cheyenne Transportation Safety Management Plan
Cheyenne MPO

Develop a multimodal Transportation Safety Management Plan (TSMP).more

Driver, Vehicle, and Roadside Strategies for 2010

FMCSA more

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