Freight Rail Planning and Market Forecasting
As planners and policymakers increasingly look to rail to reduce highway congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, rehabilitation and expansion are critical to serving domestic and international trade lanes. Cambridge Systematics leads the field in offering insight, analysis and support on these issues. We work with the nation’s largest freight railroads to provide strategic planning services, analytical support for public sector funding, market analyses, and local industrial access and preservation programs. We leverage our experience with public and private freight databases to estimate freight rail market demand and truck-rail diversions, and we supply benefit/cost analysis for projects of regional and national significance.