planning

November 2013

Transportation for Communities — Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) is a web-based resource that offers guidance to agencies and practitioners on reaching collaborative decisions as they work through the transportation planning, programming, and permitting processes.

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.

February 2014

Major trends affecting the future of the United States and the world will dramatically reshape transportation priorities and needs.

September 2015

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 210: Input Guidelines for Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator Model, Volume 1: Practitioners’ Handbook: Regional Level Inputs provides users of the Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator Model (MOVES) with tools to help estimate emissions from highway vehicles.

The Planning Process

Successful planning involves public agencies at the state, regional and local levels, along with potentially dozens of interested stakeholder communities. Mobile and web-based tools can facilitate effective coordination and collaboration among these many groups, supporting the life cycle of projects from submission, definition, review and assessment all the way through programming, financing, and execution. Across the US, Cambridge Systematics software supports these activities and improves the outcome of the planning process.

Project Evaluation and Prioritization

Every transportation investment has impacts, and the accurate assessment of these impacts is fundamental to the planning process. Information systems can apply sophisticated analytics to estimate costs and compute the transportation benefits and economic impacts of transportation projects. These systems also enable planners to see how changes in agency and community priorities impact the rankings, priority, and optimal allocation of resources across investments. Our experience spans capital projects and operating strategies across Federal, state and local agencies.

Planning Software

Planning is a complex process, and good planning requires high-quality information on transportation needs, services, and the costs and potential impacts of transportation investments. CS develops mobile and web-based software that improves planning through sharing important data, providing quality cost and benefit assessments, and facilitating the collaboration process.

chedden

There are numerous stories being written on self-driving vehicles today that are pretty impressive, and to be honest, almost a bit overwhelming.

chedden

It sometimes seems that people believe self-driving vehicles are destined to happen, as if there exists some natural, inevitable, evolutionary force, always driving technology forward. I fear there is no such force.

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