economic analysis

As part of its 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan, MULTIPLAN, development, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) evaluated the implication of alternative spending levels for preservation and maintenance for the state-owned roadway system.  Cambridge Systematics helped to conduct the economic analysis.



Why integrate economic analysis in transportation planning? 

March 2013

Plan Bay Area is the region’s first Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) prepared by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG).

April 2013

The Houston-Galveston area's freight transportation systems, seaports, airports, intermodal facilities, and the waterways, highways, and rail corridors that connect them, are key elements of the

May 2013

Interstate 95 (I-95) in North Carolina is an important part of the local, regional, state, and national transportation system.

July 2013

While SHRP 2 Project C03 provided an “early stage” screening tool for viewing the range of wider economic impacts associated with transportation projects, it did not enable analysts to assess the roles of specific local factors that can have a dramatic impact on the actual economic impacts of individual projects.

October 2013

The future for the Sunshine State is brighter than ever as the nation emerges from its most severe recession in post World War II history.

October 2013

In 2010, the Florida Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), released the Florida Trade and Logistics Study, a first-of-its-kind look at trade flows and related logistics activity in Florida.

Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Develop a 10-year blueprint for public and private-sector actions to ensure Florida’s competitiveness in the global economy of the 21st century.

Economic Analysis

Sound economic analysis means better decision making across the spectrum of transportation investments, from discrete projects to complete transportation systems. At Cambridge Systematics, our contributions to the field include many of the economic analysis processes and tools used across the country today. 

Our practice encompasses Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA), Economic Impact Analysis (EIA), and Return on Investment (ROI), and our experience spans all transportation modes, operational improvements, pricing strategies, and decision-making for Federal, state, and local agencies.