As the volume of passengers and goods moving across our aging infrastructure accelerates, the complexity of transportation planning, policy-setting, and decision-making is increasing. Transportation is no longer purely a matter of traffic; short- and long-term investments and benefits must be weighed, freight and passenger needs balanced, and the pressures of land use, environmental impact, and economic competitiveness considered.
Cambridge Systematics is recognized for innovative and objective guidance to our clients in this intricate landscape. We offer a full range of research, policy development, strategic planning, and management consulting services to help transportation leaders deliver the most value today and in the future. We have partnered with clients at the local, regional, and state levels, and we are among the largest continuous providers of Federal transportation, economic, and environmental research and policy support.
Cambridge Systematics is trusted by clients to develop solutions to challenges that have never been addressed before and when no pre-set rules and methodologies exist. Although we’re known for solving the toughest industry problems, we also provide practical solutions to a wide range of industry challenges at the federal, state, regional, and local levels. We offer a national perspective, with an understanding of local needs and objectives. We pride ourselves on bringing innovation, objectivity, and collaboration, to every project. Our services include:
We specialize in transportation, so whether the need is for passenger or freight, Federal or local, strategic planning or quantitative analysis, we can deliver the right intellectual capital. We bring strong technical expertise, deep subject matter understanding, broad practical experience, and a commitment to working with clients to exceed expectations.
We have supported transportation planning projects for local and regional agencies, state agencies and coalitions, and
national agencies. We maintain one of the largest transit planning practices in the nation, focusing on high-speed and conventional
rail, urban and intercity bus, commuter rail, new technologies, special activity centers, and transit-oriented development. Our
staff are experienced professionals in national policy definition, development of statewide and long-range transportation plans,
transit ridership, outreach, and more. From short-range plans that help transit authorities improve service by deploying new
technologies, to policy guidelines that we’re crafting to support the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in shaping
the next generation of transportation planners, we offer a fact-based, but creatively-driven, approach.
You can learn more from some examples of our recent work.