An even dozen: Cambridge Systematics continues expansion, opening its 12th national office in North Carolina

Alpesh Patel

Raleigh, NC – One of the premier transportation consulting firms in the United States, Cambridge Systematics will open its twelfth office in Raleigh, North Carolina in January 2016.  To meet growing demands in the region, the North Carolina office will support the firm’s plans to expand state, regional, and local work there. This strategic expansion builds upon recent successes, as Cambridge Systematics has conducted several highly visible projects in North Carolina over the past five years. 

Cambridge Systematics recently hired Alpesh Patel, formerly of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, to spearhead expansion and business development efforts in the region.  Mr. Patel brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in statewide planning, programming, policy, and performance management.  His areas of expertise include systems planning, travel demand modeling, air quality conformity, statewide planning, freight/logistics analysis, project prioritization, and metropolitan planning.  Nationally recognized as an innovative planner and a thought leader in performance management, Mr. Patel will help to shape the future of these practices across the firm and the State of North Carolina. 

Rich Denbow, a Senior Transportation Planner in the Transportation Planning and Management business line, will join Mr. Patel in growing the firm’s regional presence. Mr. Denbow, who has worked from his Raleigh remote CS office since 2014, will continue to foster strong client relations and expand client awareness of Cambridge Systematics’ presence in the State.  A team of senior staff already active in North Carolina, including Principal Paula Dowell, Principal Jay Evans, and Senior Associate David Jackson, will join Mr. Patel and Mr. Denbow in project delivery and business development efforts.  This team offers deep and diverse planning expertise in areas such as transportation economics, travel demand modeling, air quality conformity, freight/logistics analysis, project prioritization, metropolitan planning, and urban public transportation.

Leveraging this team’s strong track record of work in the region and the expertise of Mr. Patel and Mr. Denbow, the new office will position Cambridge Systematics to offer a greater variety of services and continue building successful collaborations with state, regional, and local clients in North Carolina.

About Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

Cambridge Systematics specializes in transportation and is a recognized leader in the development of innovative policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications.

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