economics

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.

Economic and Industry Competitiveness Assessments

Seaports, port authorities, regional coalitions and others look to Cambridge Systematics for expertise in developing forecasts and analysis of trade and freight flow activity. Our work identifies regional, national and international trade and transportation trends and assesses how those trends correspond to freight demand. We also develop competitive assessments for regions and municipalities to help agencies understand which industry clusters are the best candidates for attraction and retention as part of an overall economic development strategy.

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.