A Pilot to Enhance Real-time Bus Predictions for Metro Transit

Over the last ten years, transit riders have learned to expect accurate real-time data. Research has shown that real-time information about when the next...

Plan for the Future of Transportation Using Location-based Services Data

In our most recent blog post on Medium, CS’ Data Analytics Team members Anurag Komanduri and Jason Lemp share how location-based services (LBS) data can...

Transit Market Research Powered by Customer Data

Passenger mobility has begun a profound transformation. Social and technological entrepreneurs are launching new mobility innovations into the...

Declining Ridership: Different Issues in Different Places

If you’re in the business of making transportation better—like my colleagues and I at Cambridge Systematics—you know that there has been rising concern...

The Big and Small: The Benefits of a Data Friendship

I’m an analyst at heart. I think in numbers, trends, and statistics. My organization, Cambridge Systematics, was founded 45 years ago by four MIT...

A Business Leader’s Reflection on Independence

This Fourth of July, I reflected on the word “independence” and what it means in business—particularly in the world of consulting. Words like “choice” and...

How To Overcome Daunting Challenges in Rural Transit with Computer-Aided Scheduling

Paul Sorensen, Senior Software Project Manager, Cambridge Systematics, discusses how one rural county used open source computer-aided scheduling to...

The Top 5 Things Safety Planners and Highway Safety Offices Need to Know About Self-Driving Vehicles

Technology is changing how we move and there are many opportunities for improving safety. Safety planners who understand the capabilities of autonomous and...

The What, Why, and How of Integrating Economic Analysis into Transportation Planning

Economic analysis is a critical component of making effective transportation decisions. Economic analysis considers all key quantitative and qualitative...