Effective transportation systems planning at the state, corridor, and local levels is key to mobility, economic development, public safety, community satisfaction, and environmental stewardship. Whether at the local, regional, state, or national level, technically advanced and practical planning is needed to help clients achieve clear performance objectives and to be fiscally responsible. Cambridge Systematics takes a multidisciplinary approach to corridor and systems planning, often applying a range of expertise in analysis, forecasting, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS).
Cambridge Systematics has provided planning support to some of the nation’s largest and most complex transportation corridors and systems. We integrate our expertise in market needs assessment, demand modeling, economic analysis, asset management, land use, environmental impact assessment, and ITS and operations to address client needs with a collaborative working style. As part of our service, Cambridge Systematics:
From transit to freight, and innovative financing to broad public and stakeholder outreach, Cambridge Systematics can meet your corridor and systems planning needs. We have developed a unique approach to assess transit services, operations, and technologies for both corridors and systems. Our approach considers the evaluation of travel markets using innovative market research, benefit/cost, economic, and data collection techniques in conjunction with more traditional analytical tools and models designed to assess the financial, travel demand, engineering, environmental, and operational simulations of transit technologies. Examples of our recent transit experience include:
State and regional agencies have been using an analytical approach developed by Cambridge Systematics that can be used to evaluate the travel demand, economic, environmental, and financial opportunities of multimodal highway investments. By linking statewide travel demand and simulation models for both passengers and freight to regional econometric models designed to forecast the effects on tourism, business expansion, and growth, we are able to help our clients define and advance practical and defensible investment decisions. Examples of our recent highways experience includes:
Cambridge Systematics has developed operational analysis tools to assess the travel demand, air quality, safety, and engineering design of multimodal and operational improvements for corridors and systems across the United States. Our work has focused on a variety of operational strategies, including “before and after” analysis of ramp meter configurations; highway widening and associated operational improvements; high-occupancy vehicle (HOV), high-occupancy toll (HOT), and commercial vehicle operations and tolling scenarios; and at-grade bus rapid transit and light-rail interactions with the roadway system. Examples of our recent operations experience includes: