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...

NCHRP 08-36: Sketch Planning Tools for Regional Sustainability

Cambridge Systematics provided support to Uri Avin, University of Maryland on NCHRP 08-36, Research for the American Association of State Highway and...

NCHRP 20-07: Transportation Systems Management and Operations Program Planning – Experiences from the SHRP 2 Implementation Assistance Program

Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) is an integrated program to optimize the performance of existing multimodal infrastructure by...

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...

Understanding the Impact of State of Good Repair through Economic Analysis – Mississippi Department of Transportation

Objective: Determine the economic impact of preservation spending for roadways in the State of Mississippi. Approach: A state's transportation system is...

White Paper: Tools to Drive Your Agency's Performance through Improved Decision-Making

Does your agency lack the tools to collect and harness the right information to make informed decisions for long-term transportation investments that...

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...

Cambridge Systematics and The Maricopa Association of Governments win Transportation Research Board’s “Best Data Fusion Application” Award

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Innovations in Freight Data Workshop Planning Committee granted the “Best Data Fusion Application” award to the...

Shaping the Role of Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport: the Levers and How to Make Them Work

The TRANSfer project published a report addressing the potential role of climate finance in stimulating the development of sustainable modes of...

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...

Active Transportation and Demand Management Trajectory-Level Validation

Recent research efforts, such as the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) project, Strategic Highway Research...

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...

Maintaining a State of Good Repair: Leveraging Asset Management Programs and Platforms

METRO Magazine published Maintaining a State of Good Repair: Leveraging Asset Management Programs and Platforms, by CS Software senior professionals...

Multimodal Port Project Moving Forward

CS’ Paula Dowell, Principal, and Katie Kirk, Associate, presented on two development opportunities for a multimodal port feasibility study for the...

Cambridge Systematics Supports Education and the Future of Transportation

Cambridge Systematics (CS) made a $1,000 charitable donation to each of twelve nonprofits that help support education and/or transportation. The staff in...

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...

Ride Livingston: County Debuts Transportation Planning Website

As mentioned in the Livingston County News, the Genesee Transportation Council launched their mobility management website, Ride Livingston. The website,...

NCHRP Report 868: Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) announced on July 18, 2018 the release of Report 868: Cell Phone Location Data for Travel...

CS Experts Help Determine Location for Utah’s Inland Port

As reported by KUER 90.1, Utah officials partnered with CS to conduct a feasibility study to help determine the best location for the state’s dry port....

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...

Gateway85 Gwinnett partners with CS to develop freight plan for Georgia’s I-85 corridor

As mentioned in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Gateway85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District is partnering with Cambridge Systematics to...

AARP White Paper Calls Out Open-Software Tools for Enhancing Mobility Management

In a recent AARP white paper titled, “Universal Mobility as a Service: A Bold Vision for Harnessing the Opportunity of Disruption,” there is a section...

Chamber Outlines Next Steps in Building Missouri River Port

The Heartland Port Authority is making significant progress in the development of a Missouri River port. The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce...

CS’ Pragun Vinayak selected for the CUTC Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award

It is with the utmost excitement and admiration that we announce Cambridge Systematics’ Pragun Vinayak, travel demand modeler, is this year’s recipient of...

CS’ Laura Richards wins 2019 TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee Award

We are excited to announce that CS’ Laura Richards, associate, has been selected as a winner of the 2019 TRB Urban Freight Transportation Committee Award...

ADVANCING TSMO: Making the Business Case for Institutional, Organizational, and Procedural Changes

Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) presents a key opportunity for transportation agencies today and many agencies have recently been...

CS’ Moby Khan Outlines the Benefits of Freight Data During the TRB Annual Meeting Panel

At this year’s TRB Annual Meeting, Moby Khan, associate, presented on his work with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop a...

Tracking Out On the Road: Advances in V2V Automation are Making Their Way to the Trucking Industry

Featured in Roads & Bridges Magazine, Mark Jensen, principal, shares the benefits of truck platooning and findings from Caltrans’ demonstration on...

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...

Cambridge Systematics Announces 10 Staff Promotions to Principal and the Manheim and Taggart Award Winners

In March, Cambridge Systematics (CS) President and CEO Brad Wright announced the promotion of 10 staff members to the role of Principal, followed by the...

Cambridge Systematics Supports Transportation, Education and Future Leaders

Cambridge Systematics (CS) has made a $1,000 charitable donation to each of 12 nonprofits that help support education and/or transportation. The staff in...

LA’s Plan to Reboot Its Bus System—Using Cell Phone Data

In the latest edition of WIRED, Cambridge Systematics’ Principal Anurag Komanduri shares his experience using advanced analytics to help inform Los...

Utah Department of Transportation eyes rail potential

The Utah Department of Transportation has hired Cambridge Systematics to lead the initiative to examine the potential for expanding the state’s passenger...

MO Economic Impact Study for Public Ports wins AASHTO High Value Research Award

We are excited to share that the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Economic Impact Study for Public Ports (2018) is the recipient of an American...

Metro Transit Selects Cambridge Systematics for Real-time Bus Predictions Pilot

Cambridge Systematics (CS) was selected by Metro Transit in Minneapolis to participate in a pilot program to evaluate approaches and technologies to...

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...

Introducing LOCUS: The location-based services data solution to understand traveler behavior and transportation demand

Cambridge Systematics launched Locus, a suite of customizable products that combines Location-based Services (LBS) data with information gathered through...

Asset Management Guide Supplement: Asset Category Overviews & Lifecycle Management

To advance transit asset management, the Federal Transit Administration updated the Transit Asset Management Guide Supplement to provide detailed...

Penn State Assistant Professor Receives Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award

On Saturday, January 11, Ilgin Guler, PhD, of Penn State University received the Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award at the Council of University...

Our continued work and partnership while responding to Covid-19

A message to our clients: In a time of uncertainty, I want to assure you that Cambridge Systematics will continue to serve you and deliver exceptional work....

Move Mobility Forward During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Through Recovery

Cambridge Systematics announces the launch of Mobility Forward, a suite of services to help transit agencies support the communities they serve during the...

Progressive Railroading Mentions CS’ Mobility Forward Launch

Progressive Railroading discussed Cambridge Systematics’ launch of Mobility Forward, a suite of services designed to help transit agencies support riders...

CS deploys Link2Support: Trip-planning software that helps address COVID-19 mobility concerns

Cambridge Systematics launched Link2Support, an open-source, web-based trip aggregator designed to help people plan safe travel to essential services...

Six CS staff promoted to Principal and the winners of the Manheim and Taggart awards announced

Cambridge Systematics (CS) CEO Brad Wright announced six staff promotions to Principal and recognized the annual Manheim and Taggart award recipients.Six...

How Transit Agencies Recovered from the Last Coronavirus and What It Means for Urban Sustainability

With most states in the US having undergone a complete or a partial shutdown, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed the way we live, get to work,...

CS Expert Featured in NPR Radio Spot and article on How Habits Formed in Pandemic Impact Carbon Emissions

Featured in the NPR article Our Pandemic Habits Cut Carbon Emissions, But It's Not Clear They'll Last, Anurag Komanduri, principal, shares a key...

Livingston County Trip Planning Website Earns National Achievement Award

Congratulations to Livingston County on receiving an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties for their Ride LivINgston trip planning...

There is Much Work to Be Done

Black lives matter and it is clear that there is much work to be done. The nation continues to confront racism and mourn many lives lost. I cannot speak...

TRB Quotes CS Expert About the Importance of Census Data on Future Transportation Projects

Krishnan Viswanathan, Principal, weighs in on the key role that representative data from the 2020 Census will play in policy decisions and helping inform...

Cambridge Systematics Announces New Hires to Support Growth in Transit + Shared Mobility

Cambridge Systematics (CS) welcomes two senior leads to its Transit + Shared Mobility Practice: Satyen Patel, National Asset Management Lead, and Dalia...

ASCE Features Paper on Ridehailing and Extreme Weather Events Co-authored by CS Expert

Niloofar Ghahramani, travel demand modeler, co-wrote a paper on disruptions to transportation systems during extreme weather events. In the paper featured...

NCHRP Report 899: Broadening Integrated Corridor Management Stakeholders

NCHRP Research Report 899 addresses a broad range of operational and efficiency issues that are critical to bringing non-traditional (freight, transit,...

NCHRP Publishes Integrated Corridor Management Stakeholders Report Developed by CS Experts

NCHRP Research Report 899: Broadening Integrated Corridor Management Stakeholders, developed by Cambridge Systematics' Alice Marecek and Ron Basile,...

NCHRP Planning and Implementing Multimodal, Integrated Corridor Management: Guidebook

Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) is an operational concept that seeks to reduce congestion and improve performance by maximizing the use of available...

NCHRP Publishes Integrated Corridor Management Guidebook Developed by CS Experts

NCHRP published the Planning and Implementing Multimodal, Integrated Corridor Management: Guidebook developed by Cambridge Systematics’ Alice...

Waterways Journal Highlights Research by CS and partner, National Waterways Foundation

In partnership with the National Waterways Foundation, Cambridge Systematics’ Paula Dowell, Katie Kirk and Isabel Victoria-Jaramillo estimated the...

CS Helps Metro Transit Minneapolis Better Predict Bus Arrival Times

Last year Metro Transit Minneapolis selected Cambridge Systematics to deploy the open-source software TheTransitClock to help improve the agency’s...

FHWA Releases Report on how CMAQ Projects Can Achieve Synergies for Emission Reductions

Read the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Scenario Development report to learn the potential for...

Disrupting the Disruptors: Part 1 COVID-19 Impacts on Ride-hailing

Eight months ago – in what may now seem like a whole different universe – many transportation planners were focused on a set of technological and...

FHWA Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Scenario Development report

Published by the Federal Highway Administration and authored by CS’ Chris Porter and Suseel Indrakanti, this report examines the potential for...

Disrupting the Disruptors: Part 2 COVID-19 Impacts on Connected and Automated Vehicles

Last week, I published the first in a series of articles on how COVID-19 and the associated economic and social crises have impacted the trajectories of...

Disrupting the Disruptors: Part 3 COVID-19 Impacts on Micromobility

This series is reviewing how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted transportation “disruptors” across the US. If you’re like me and hate starting a series in...

Disrupting the Disruptors: Part 4 COVID-19 Impacts on Ride-sharing

Ride-sharing comes in many forms, from traditional carpooling, to the shared-ride options provided by TNCs, to microtransit. Technology’s ability to...

CS Helps WMATA Share Real-time Crowding Information with Riders

COVID-19 and social distancing measures have made it more important than ever to empower transit riders with capacity data. We’re proud to partner with...

RidePilot recognized by GoodFirms as one of the best transportation management software services

Software review and marketing research company, Goodfirms, included RidePilot on their list of the seven best open-source transportation management...

The Gazette highlights El Paso County’s Data-driven Road Safety Plan

As mentioned in The Gazette, Cambridge Systematics is partnering with El Paso County in Colorado to develop a Road Safety Plan to help reduce deaths and...

Celebrating Black History Month with Educational Resources for Promoting Equity In Transportation

Cambridge Systematics (CS) is celebrating Black History Month by reaffirming our commitment to promoting equity in transportation.There is much work to be...

CS Celebrates Women’s History Month with Resources on Women in Transportation

Cambridge Systematics (CS) actively seeks to promote equity in transportation, both in the work we do and by using our voice to bring attention to equity...

FHWA Organizing for TSMO – 2020 Peer Exchange Report

Agencies have taken important steps to advance TSMO programs and planning while implementing action plans to advance TSMO objectives. In February 2020,...

TRB’s Trends Impacting the DMV of the Future Report

At the time of writing – July 2020 – Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) in the United States and Canada have seen their business transformed by...

FindMyRidePA Featured in AASHTO’s 2021 Benefits of Transportation Report

In their 2021 edition of The Benefits of Transportation Report, AASHTO featured a round-up of State DOT solutions that deliver benefits to the communities...

AAMVA Podcast Features TRB Report on Trends Impacting DMVs

In a recent American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) podcast, CS’ Nate Higgins and Joe Zissman share their research and the findings...

Cambridge Systematics announces its 2021 promotions to Principal and Manheim and Taggart Award Recipients

Cambridge Systematics (CS) CEO Brad Wright announced the promotion of two staff to the role of Principal and recognized the annual Manheim and Taggart...

National Freight and Economics Expert Joins Texas Office

Cambridge Systematics (CS) announced today that Paula Dowell, Freight and Economics National Practice Lead, has joined the firm’s office in Austin, Texas...

Cambridge Systematics Announces Grant Program to Advance Equity in Transportation

Today Cambridge Systematics (CS) launched its Equity-In-Action grant program. The grant is designed to help nonprofit and grassroots community-based...

How smartphone data are impacting transportation industry and private sector innovations

Over the past decade, the US has seen profound changes in how many of us interact with the transportation systems. For instance, in 2010, we had only just...

SCAG Climate Adaptation Framework Wins APA Sustainability Award

The Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Regional Climate Adaptation Framework is the recipient of a 2021 APA Sustainability Award in...

How CS helped Missouri create a business case for port improvements and passenger rail

In early June the News Tribune reported that the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the Missouri Department of Transportation’s...

CS Celebrates Rail Safety Week

Our rail and highway safety experts wish you a happy Rail Safety Week! Since 2020, the team comprised of CS’ Andreas Aeppli, Danena Gaines, Chris Lamm,...

How exploratory analysis can help you embrace uncertainty in scenario planning

Planning for the future amid the uncertainty of global crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, or major shifts in demographics, travel...

Connect with us at the AMPO Annual Conference

We’re so excited to be a part of the 2021 AMPO Annual Conference in Scottsdale! We can’t wait to share the ways we have been partnering with MPOs, from...

Navigating at the Intersection of Transportation | Health | Equity

From late 2020 through May 2021, Cambridge Systematics engaged in research to understand the perceptions in the health care sector about the impact of...

Visualizing Safety Data: El Paso County’s Safety Performance Dashboard

Understanding and analyzing safety data is critical to safety planning. Recently, CS  developed a new Safety Performance Dashboard to accompany the...

Developing Freight Data into What-if Scenario Analyses for Freight Planning

Today, planners use freight forecasting tools to predict freight demand and inform planning and policy decisions. This includes analyzing “disruptor”...

CS expert presents new freight safety and mobility technology at ITS New Mexico Annual Meeting

CS’ Adam Danczyk will present on three next-generation solutions for advancing freight mobility and safety during the ITS New Mexico Annual Meeting....

Move›Forward Career Event

Calling all students and young professionals!  Come learn what it’s like to have a career in transportation. During this interactive, virtual career event...

Connect with us at the 2021 Texas Mobility Summit

Cambridge Systematics is a trusted partner in Texas, supporting a variety of projects across the state to help improve equity, livability, mobility,...

CS’ Susan Binder Recognized in TR News Profile

The profile, featured in the Transportation Research Board’s TR News Magazine, highlights Susan’s contributions throughout her extensive career at the...

How CS Helped TxDOT Win $12M in RAISE Grant Funds

We’d like to congratulate our partners at the Texas Department of Transportation for receiving $12 million in the latest round of RAISE Grant funds for...

MassDOT Moving Together Conference 2021

We’re proud to be longtime partners of MassDOT, supporting a variety of projects from planning to modeling to software.Currently, we are working with...

GHSA and CS Release Report on the Role of Behavioral Safety in the Safe System Approach

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) selected CS to produce a report providing actionable guidance on how State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs)...

Forbes features report on Safe System approach authored by CS for GHSA

Forbes featured the CS-produced report on the Role of Behavioral Safety in the Safe System Approach for the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA.)

University of Michigan Assistant Professor Receives Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award

On Saturday, January 8, Neda Masoud, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan received the Cambridge Systematics New Faculty Award at the Council of...

CS Sponsors TRB Minority Student Fellows in honor of firm’s former CEO

In honor of CS’ former CEO and Board of Directors Chair, Lance Neumann, and in celebration of our commitment to developing future transportation leaders,...

TRB Establishes Award in Honor of CS Board Member Robert Skinner

The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Executive Committee established the Robert E. Skinner, Jr. Distinguished Transportation Research Management...

Cambridge Systematics Announces Recipients of Equity-In-Action Grant Program

Cambridge Systematics (CS) announces two grant awardees for the Equity-In-Action Grant Program: The East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) and Friends of the...

CS’ Asean Davis featured by Institute of Transportation Engineers during National Engineers Week

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) featured CS transportation analyst, Asean Davis, in a post celebrating National Engineers Week. Asean...

Why We Signed the Mobility XX Pledge

Learn about the actions we’re taking to advance gender representation in the transportation workforce.

Women’s History Month Staff Spotlight: Karen Kiselewski

Hear from Karen Kiselewski, Principal and resilience and sustainability expert of over 20 years, on serving on CS' DEI Council and how the council is...

Cambridge Systematics Announces New Vice President of Planning

Cambridge Systematics recently welcomed Roan Bennett back to the firm as its new VP of Planning, effective April 11. “Throughout this search, I have been...

CS Tapped to Lead New Mobility-as-a-Service Project in Minnesota

Cambridge Systematics (CS) has recently been selected as lead technology partner for an exciting effort to bring Mobility-as-a-Service to Minnesota.

Leveraging Big Data to Create an Equitable, Optimized Bus Network

The project team was able to use location-based services data and algorithms to design tens of thousands of potential bus networks for the MBTA.

Cambridge Systematics Celebrates New Principals and Manheim and Taggart Award Winners

Cambridge Systematics (CS) CEO Brad Wright announced the promotion of six staff to the role of Principal and recognized the annual Manheim and Taggart award...

8 Steps to Prioritize EV Equity and Gear Up for A Zero-Emission Future

Federal and state electric vehicle (EV) subsidies are intended to increase access to EVs and EV service equipment (EVSE) through public investment. However,...

Brad Wright on Celebrating 50 Years of CS

The state of transportation planning looked very different in 1972. In the 70s, the body of research around transportation planning was growing, and...