Cambridge Systematics (CS) was founded in 1972 by four Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors and a colleague who shared an understanding that transportation's greatest challenges call for thoughtful, objective, research-based solutions. Their charter pledged "the application of systematic analysis to problems of transportation, the environment, urban development, and regional planning." Our commitment to the charter laid out by our founders has led us to become recognized nationally and internationally as an objective source of pragmatic expertise applicable to a wide range of transportation challenges and opportunities.

Today, Cambridge Systematics remains an independent, employee-owned firm, recognized throughout the world as a leader in transportation known for our:

  • Specialization in Transportation—We provide our clients with unique breadth and depth of industry knowledge and experience.

  • Industry Leaders—Outstanding practitioners representing a range of disciplines have chosen to make their careers at CS tackling the most complex transportation challenges at the national, state, and local level.

  • Innovative Solutions—We’re known for combining technology, creativity and innovation to solve tough problems while providing our clients with practical solutions tailored to their needs.

  • Objective Approach—Our frequent participation in national research, independent audits and peer reviews provide us an objective perspective that enables us to focus on providing our clients with the best solutions.

  • Partnership with our Clients—We are dedicated to transferring skills and knowledge to our clients and partners and work closely with our clients’ stakeholder groups.